Augusta Christian hires football coach

Tyler Vanhook is the new Augusta Christian head football coach, the school announced earlier today.

 

Vanhook replaces Keith Walton, who stepped down after this past season to focus on his duties as the middle school principal. The Lions went 2-8 in the 2017 season, with three of their losses by a touchdown.

Walton, an Augusta Christian graduate, began coaching at the school in 1992. He became the head coach in 2009, winning a state title four years later. He won 46 games in nine seasons.

Vanhook and his wife, Lindsey, have twin 2-year-old daughters. He once served as a head coach on the South Carolina Independent Schools Association level, leading Laurens Academy.

Vanhook comes to Augusta Christian from Aiken High School, where he served as the team’s offensive coordinator and offensive line coach. In his four seasons, the Hornets made back-to-back playoff appearances before going 0-10 in 2017.

“Tyler embodies the Christian core values that Augusta Christian requires in this position,” Augusta Christian head of schools Les Walden said. “He has a strong desire to return to a Christian school setting so that he can positively impact the lives of students in the classroom and on the field while openly sharing his faith.”

– Chris Gay, staff writer

 

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