Former Parkview head football coach Cecil Flowe will be back on the sidelines this fall.
Flowe was hired as the defensive coordinator at King’s Ridge Christian School in Alpharetta on Monday.
“It kind of fell into my lap,” Flowe said. “It was a need they had. They searched out some people and we started talking.”
Flowe retired from Parkview on Dec. 20 as Gwinnett County’s all-time winningest coach. During his 21-year head coaching career at Parkview, Flowe compiled a 197-66 record. He led Parkview to 17 state playoff appearances, including the state quarterfinals 14 years and won four state championships.
“Coach Flowe’s record speaks for itself. He doesn’t talk all that much about winning,” King’s Ridge head coach Jeff Picken said in a press release. “Rather, he prefers to talk about shaping and molding the lives of young men which is a high priority in our program.”
Flowe will begin immediately at King’s Ridge, which is less than seven miles from his house. He will handle coaching duties and teach part-time.
“I interviewed and we talked about them trying to build a program. I had some mutual friends over there, so it worked out,” Flowe said. “I knew I wasn’t going to sit around and do nothing. This just seemed like a good fit.”
King’s Ridge has had a football program for six seasons. The Tigers have never had a winning record, going 4-6 in Region 6-A last year.
“I’m looking forward to the challenge of building a defense and in a league that is brand new and not have the long hours I’ve had night after night,” Flowe said.
King’s Ridge also hired LaGrange College head coach Todd Mooney to be its offensive coordinator.
A replacement for Flowe at Parkview has not been announced.