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Longtime Buford football coach Jess Simpson resigns to join Georgia State staff
Buford High football coach Jess Simpson calls out plays against Kell during the Class AAAAA state quarterfinal game on Friday in Buford. - photo by Erin O. Smith
One of Georgia’s most coveted coaching positions in high school football just opened up. Longtime Buford High football coach Jess Simpson, who led the Wolves to seven state titles in 12 seasons while in charge, announced Friday he was stepping down for a move to the college ranks. Simpson will continue his career at Georgia State, where he will serve as defensive line coach under first-year Panthers coach Shawn Elliott.
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