Several area schools underwent coaching changes in the off-season. There are new coaches at Samson, Headland, Geneva County and Wicksburg among others.
Pike County also gets a new head coach. Robert Johnson moves up Highway 231 from Ozark to Brundidge. He'll try to return the Bulldogs to state prominence.
Out in Midland City, the Dale County Warriors have a new head man as well. A veteran coach around the area, Donnie Smith takes over in Midland City.