TUCKER, Ga. (December 22, 2016) – Fresh off an appearance in the AAAAAA state championship game, Tucker High School head football coach Bryan Lamar was named the Atlanta Falcons’ Coach of the Year this week.
Lamar was honored before the Falcons’ 41-13 win Sunday over the San Francisco 49ers and was made an honorary captain. A team spokesperson says Lamar was chosen for his work on and off the field, as well as in the community.
Coach Lamar is a Tucker High graduate, who served as an assistant with the Tigers on two state championship teams (2008 and 2011) before taking over at his alma mater. He led the 2016 squad to a 13-2 record and an appearance in the state title game, where they lost 17-7 to Valdosta.
The Falcons will fly Coach Lamar to Orlando to be a part of the festivities surrounding the AFC-NFC Pro Bowl on January 29. Lamar will compete with 31 other coaches chosen by NFL teams to be named the recipient of the league’s Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year Award.