Oneonta hires Gadsden City assistant Herring as new head coach

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Brandon Herring became the new head coach of the Oneonta Redskins football program on Friday morning.

Herring comes from Gadsden City where he was the offensive coordinator for one year following a one-year stint as the OC with Athens. A former offensive lineman at UAB, he began his coaching career with the Blazers before joining Samford in 2007. Herring has indicated he’ll finish the school year at Gadsden City, where he helped the Titans in their run to the Class 7A semifinal.

Herring follows Don Jacobs, who led the Redskins to three state championship games from 2011 to 2013 with a state title in his third attempt. However, Jacobs’ teams struggled the past two seasons with a 5-5 regular season record in 2015 and the program’s first exit from the first-round of the playoffs since 2009 followed by a 3-7 record in 2016 and the first missed postseason for Oneonta since 2006. Jacobs won three straight region titles for Oneonta from 2012 to 2014.