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Charles Hammon Named Assistant Coach At Rival Dade County

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Former Chattooga head football coach Charles Hammon has been named assistant football coach at Dade County. His position was approved Tuesday by the Dade County School Board. Superindent Jan Harris said Hammon will begin immediately-his contract begins in March.

Just last week the Chattooga County School board granted Hammon’s release from his contract with the Chattooga system. His last day will be February 28. Hammon told Chattooga County School Superintendent Jared Hosmer that he had received an offer to teach PE at Dade County High School and the position would be closer to his home.

December 6, 2019 Hammon resigned his position as Chattooga head football coach. Hammon stated he was stepping down so he would be able to spend more time with his family. His daughter would be a senior next year at Fort Payne High School and he wanted to be able to attend all her volleyball games her senior season.

Hammon had requested to be relocated away from the high school after his resonation as football coach. His request was granted and he had been serving as PE teacher at Menlo Elementary since December so he would be closer to his home in Valley Head.  

Hammon’s Chattooga head coaching vacancy was filled January 8 when Shawn Peek was named head coach of the Indians. Coincidentally, Coach Peek spent the 2004 season as head coach at Dade County where his Wolverines posted a 0-10 record.

This will be Hammon’s third stint with Dade County High School football. Hammon served as head coach with the Wolverines from 2005-2007 where he posted a 4-26 record. A few years earlier Hammon had served as assistant coach in Trenton.

Also, Tuesday, the Dade County School Board named lifetime Dade County resident and assistant football coach Jeff Poston head football coach.


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