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Cambridge replaces coach with Milton's athletic director
by Chase Wallace
cwallace@neighbornewspapers.com
June 06, 2012 10:22 AM | 2574 views | 2 2 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Following the resignation of head football coach Christian Hunnicutt, Cambridge High School named Milton Athletic Director Craig Bennett as the school’s new varsity football coach last Friday.

“I’m excited to come in here and have a chance to start my own program,” said Bennett.

“Regardless of what may have happened in the past, we’re going to move Cambridge football forward to make this thing right.”

Hunnicutt, hired by the school in January to build Cambridge football from the ground up, came to Cambridge with a championship pedigree — having won seven state championships as an assistant at Buford High School and having coached numerous Division I players on the offensive line.

He coached the Bears through spring practice in May but resigned shortly thereafter in what Cambridge Athletic Director Matt Lawless called “a decision is the best interests of both his family and Cambridge football.”

Lawless went on to say:

“Coach Bennett is our head coach and we are excited and looking forward to seeing what he can do here.”

“Craig was always on our short list of guys to hire and he has a history and skill set of surrounding himself with good coaches and winning. I think he is really going to thrive here.”

Bennett, an assistant football coach at Milton last year, worked with the linebackers and helped Milton to a state playoff berth after a 4-6 regular season.

As an Athletic Director he watched the Eagles win seven GHSA state championships during the 2011-2012 school year.

Bennett and the Bears will compete against a varsity region schedule in their inaugural season this fall.

Their opening game is August 31 against Riverwood.
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June 07, 2012
Doesn't matter who the coach is. Why the hell Dr.Spurka decided to play a region varsity schedule year one is beyond stupid. What great leadership! Our kids don't have a chance to win a game for at least a year, maybe two. Great way to start a program!

I wish Bennett luck, he seems to be a good guy, but I would expect he will be gone after two winless seasons, and it will be all Spurka's fault.
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