West Hall High announced Tuesday, May 22, that David Wagner will assume the role of athletic director starting in the fall as current AD Ethan Banks transitions to a new role of principal of West Hall Middle.
Wagner, 42, is entering his second year at West Hall after serving as defensive coordinator for the Spartans’ football program this past season. Wagner’s appointment to his new job as athletic director and assistant principal was made public with a Hall County Schools press release.
“I’m very thankful for this opportunity I’ve been given here at West Hall,” Wagner said. “I think this is the right place at the right time for me in my life.”
Wagner has spent 20 years working in coaching and education. He was head football coach at Winder-Barrow from 2010-14. At 24, his first job was as head football coach at Lenoir City High in Lenoir City, Tennessee, a position he held for five years.
Since then, Wagner has been defensive coordinator for football programs at Flowery Branch (2014-17), Apalachee (2006-09) and Elbert County (2003-05).
Wagner also served as head girls track and field coach during his two years at Elbert County, and he coached both track and field teams his throughout his three years at Apalachee.
West Hall’s new athletic director will move into his new role for the Spartans alongside new coaches in football (Krofton Montgomery) and girls basketball (Shawana Harrison).
“I feel like we have very good people in place with our coaching staff here at West Hall,” Wagner said. “I’m excited about working with them.”
Wagner will relinquish his duties as defensive coordinator for the football program at West Hall.