Reasons remained unclear Monday on why first-year Harrison High head football coach Marty Galbraith resigned last week.
Citing this being a personnel matter, Cobb School District spokesman Doug Goodwin couldn’t provide details other than Galbraith quit Wednesday and that the physical education classes he taught are being covered by a “supply teacher.”
“That’s all I can confirm is that he’s no longer employed in the district,” Goodwin told Patch.
Galbraith left the Hoyas with a 4-3 overall record—and 3-2 in Region 4-6A play—that includes wins over Woodstock and region rivals Campbell, Pebblebrook and Kennesaw Mountain. They’re now 4-4 after Friday’s loss to region opponent Hillgrove, and are sixth out of Region 4-6A’s nine teams.
Most recently, he served as an assistant special teams coach for the Tennessee Titans from 2005-11. He also led Lassiter High in Northeast Cobb to a 19-11 record from 1995-97 during almost 40 years of coaching pro, college and high school.
Hired in the spring, Galbraith was to turn around a struggling Hoya program that went 3-7 in 2011 under head coach David Hines, who resigned last November.
Galbraith's departure left area media baffled, with the Marietta Daily Journal even reaching out Twitter asking if anyone had details.
Replacing Galbraith for the rest of the season will be former head coach Bruce Cobleigh, Goodwin said. Colbleigh started as head coach when the school opened in 1992, and, after 16 seasons, he retired with a 125-58 record and a state runner-up finish, the MDJ reports.
He came out of retirement to be Galbraith’s offensive coordinator, Score Atlanta says.