Two DeKalb County high school football coaches took other jobs this week outside the county.
Chamblee coach Michael Collins accepted an offer Dec. 15 to become the head coach at Wheeler High School and M.L. King’s Corey Jarvis was named the new head football coach at Duluth High School on Dec, 16.
Jarvis is expected to leave for Duluth in January after official release by the DeKalb County School Board and approval by the Gwinnett County School Board.
Collins was 13-9 in two seasons at Chamblee and took the Bulldogs to the playoffs both years.
Jarvis, who also was interviewed by the Wheeler job, was 49-11 in five seasons at M.L. King. Jarvis led the Lions to the playoffs in each of the past five seasons and advanced to the quarterfinals in 2007.
Both coaches will take over programs that have struggled in recent years. Duluth, in Gwinnett County, has not had a winning season since 1994 and has won only six games in the past six seasons. Wheeler, a state power in the 1980s and early 1990s, has lost 21 straight games.
More details to follow in the Dec. 24 edition of The Champion Newspaper.