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Calhoun football coach Hal Lamb talks with officials before the Yellow Jackets' home playoff game against Jenkins in November 2018. Lamb retired from coaching after 21 highly successful seasons leading the program. / Staff photo by Doug Strickland

Hal Lamb has been hired into a new athletic developmental position at Christian Heritage High School in Dalton.

The former Calhoun High School football coach, who took the Yellow Jackets to three state championships, will be the athletic director for development at the Class A private school. He will work with current AD Chad Jordan, who will fill the role of athletic director of operations.

"I'm excited about this new opportunity," Lamb said Wednesday. "It was just something I couldn't turn down. I will be working closely with Chad Jordan, who does a great job, and my duties will be mentoring of coaches. I will work with all the coaches and help them in any way I can."

Lamb was 233-37 in 21 seasons at Calhoun before stepping down in 2019. His teams won titles in 2011, 2014 and 2017, finished as state runner-up five times and won 20 consecutive region championships. Lamb also served as AD at Calhoun for several years and has been working part-time at the school as director of facilities and event coordinator.

"I love Calhoun and I want people to know I'm not moving and will still be a part of this community," he said. "Christian Heritage is a great fit for me because the school and I share the same christian core values."

Christian Heritage football coach Jay Poag, recently named the Region 7-A private coach of the year after leading the Lions to their first region title, was thrilled with the news.

"I could not be more excited to welcome Coach Lamb to our Lion Pride family," Poag said. "He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our athletic department that will be vital as we continue to strengthen our programs. The future for Christian Heritage has never been brighter!"

Contact Lindsey Young at lyoung@timesfreepress.com; follow him on Twitter @youngsports22

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