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Carroll County Schools

Villa Rica High School Names Head Football Coach

Jan 14 2019

Villa Rica High School announced the hiring of Christian Hunnicutt as head football coach to replace Rico Zackery who recently left for a collegiate level position.

Glen Harding, Principal of Villa Rica High School stated, "We are extremely excited to have Coach Hunnicutt join the VR Family as our head football coach. He has proven experience at the highest level of high school football in Georgia and understands that football games are won in the classroom, weight-room, and locker room.”

Hunnicutt most recently served as head football coach for Grayson High School in Gwinnett County and led the team to success with a two-year record of 19-5 and a Region Championship. He was named the 2018 Region Coach of the Year and has been part of seven state championship teams.

Prior to his time at Grayson High School, Hunnicutt held coaching positions for more than 20 years at Buford High School, Peach County High School, Lowndes County High School and Grayson High School. In 2016, he served as the head coach at East Jackson High School. Hunnicutt, who also served as the head wrestling coach at Buford High School from 2000-05, is an accomplished classroom teacher in the areas of Advanced Placement American Government and Advanced Placement Psychology. He was the Buford High School STAR Teacher in 2003. Hunnicutt earned a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Georgia.

“I am extremely thankful, blessed, and excited to join Villa Rica High School. It’s clear that Mr. Cowart and Mr. Harding have a tremendous desire to positively impact the lives of students in academics, arts, and athletics, while competing for championships. I am profoundly humbled to be part of the Carroll County School System,” stated Hunnicutt.