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North Forsyth High Welcomes New Football Coach

The new coach will also teach weight training for the school's PE department.

A new face will be seen around North Forsyth High School soon.

The school named Jason Galt its new varsity football head coach, according to a press release Friday.

“We are very excited to have Coach Galt join our Raider Family,” said Principal Beth Hebert. “He is a proven successful coach who is known for his ability to build and maximize potential. Coach Galt understands the important of building positive relationships and developing student leaders, as well as, instilling a sense of strong work ethic. He is a great fit for our program and will be a coach that leads by example."

In addition to coaching the Raider's football team, Galt will teach weight training for the school's physical education department beginning March 1.

Galt, who has been coaching high school football for 17 years, served as head coach of the Dutchtown High School Bulldogs in Henry County for six years. He was a member of the 1992 National Championship football team at San Bernardino Valley College in California as well as a member of the University of Georgia football team.

Galt received his Bachelor's degree in social science education from the University of Georgia, his Master's degree in special education from Jacksonville State University, and his Specialist degree in curriculum and instruction from Nova Southeastern University.

“I am very flattered that Dr. Hebert has provided me with this opportunity,” said Galt. “I am looking forward to the work and putting a solid plan in place. Our team will be disciplined and hard working; we are not going to beat ourselves. Additionally, my family and I are excited about moving to Forsyth County. We have two small children and understand how important it is to be in a community that provides many opportunities. There is no better place than Forsyth County for our family and for our careers.”

Galt began his coaching career at Cedar Shoals High School, making it to the 1995 State Championship game. From 1996-1998 he was a coach at Clarke Central High School, making an appearance in the Georgia Dome for the semi-finals in 1996 and the quarter-finals in 1997. After moving to Cartersville in 1999, Coach Galt served as an assistant football coach and head boys soccer coach for four years at Cass High School.

From 2002-2004 he was the offensive coordinator and head boys soccer coach at Liberty County High School. Additionally, Coach Galt spent two years as an assistant football coach and head girls soccer coach at Carrollton High School. While at Carrollton, the football team won a region championship, was ranked #1 in the state and made the playoffs both years with a quarter-final appearance in 2006.

As the head girls soccer coach, he led the team to a region championship and the best record in the school’s history. Both years the team made it to the second round of the state playoffs.

“We had many outstanding applicants that were very worthy of being the head football coach at North Forsyth High School,” said Nathan Turner, athletic director at North Forsyth High. “We are thrilled to have Coach Galt as our new head coach and excited to have him lead our football team. He is a high-energy coach and hard worker who has the ability to relate and communicate with his players; he is known as a great motivator and has a strong vision for our football program. I am excited to see Coach Galt work with our players and build a solid football program.”

Galt is married to Dr. Paige Galt who currently teaches Spanish at East Coweta High School. They have two children, Jackson Alexander and Georgia Ansley.

Join North Forsyth High School on Thursday, Feb. 21 for a meet and greet with Coach Galt in the school cafeteria at 6:30 p.m.

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