Lakeside High School Interim Principal Robert Williams recently announced the hiring of
Richard “Cam” Jones as the head football coach of the Vikings.
“Coach Cam is the ‘real deal’. Not only is he an experienced head coach of a high
school football team, but he brings knowledge gained from working with state
championship winning coaches and multiple sports organizations. He has a solid plan to
not only build a football team, but to build a solid football program for the long term,”
according to Williams. “He is passionate and energetic, and we couldn’t be more excited
to welcome Cam to Lakeside.”
After graduating with honors from the University of South Carolina, Jones taught at
Chamberlain High School where he coached both track and football moving up from
Junior Varsity Head Coach, to Varsity Offensive Coordinator and finally taking over as
Varsity Head Coach. Under Jones’ guidance as head coach the football team had more
wins than the previous five seasons, and their best start in 12 years. Jones’ fiancée,
Jennifer Tise, who resides in Cumming prompted Jones to put down roots in Georgia
where he most recently served as an assistant football coach at Norcross High School.
“I’m excited to join the Vikings which I believe have limitless potential. I am extremely
passionate about teaching and coaching and I promise to relentlessly pursue excellence
at Lakeside High School. My commitment is to build champions not only on the field, but
in the classroom as well as the community,” said Jones.
Lakeside High School in Atlanta, Georgia prides itself as a school of high academic and
athletic excellence. The Lakeside High School Football Team holds 3 State
Championships (1991, 1972, and 1970) and 11 Region Championship titles. The Vikings open the 2016 season Friday August 19 against Dunwoody.
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