MCDONOUGH — A familiar face is returning to the football sidelines next season, but with a different team.
Long-time Henry County offensive coordinator Rex Robertson has joined Warhawks rival Eagle’s Landing in the same capacity.
Robertson officially joined the Golden Eagles yesterday. He’s been working with the team for about a week.
And he already likes what he sees.
“I was really shocked,” Robertson said. “I really didn’t know the personnel. I was shocked to find they’ve got some great players. I’m expecting the same kind of success.”
Robertson left Henry County to follow former Warhawks coach Mike Rozier to Lakeside-Dekalb. Rozier left after 10 years, five playoff appearances and two region titles.
Robertson worked with Rozier for eight of those seasons and planned to make it nine at Lakeside, but he wasn’t offered a teaching contract in the wake of a serious budget crisis in DeKalb County schools.
“I feel bad for Coach Rozier for having to leave him,” Robertson said. “It’s really a family decision. I needed a concrete job. Driving 88 miles was too much.”
Instead, Robertson will try to help Eagle’s Landing improve on its 1-9 record last season, using the same offensive creativity that helped Henry County turn into one of the county’s most consistent programs.
“I’ve been trying to get him over here for years,” Eagle’s Landing coach Joe Teknipp said. “We’ve really excited to have him on board.”