Freedom High School head football coach Jim Bob Bryant is leaving the program after one season. Reports indicate that he has accepeted a head coaching jobn at North Paulding High School in Dallas, Georgia, a northwestern suburb of Atlanta. Bryant went 7-5 in his only season as the head coach of the Patriots, with a 4-3 record in Northwestern Conference play.
Freedom becomes the third school that will have a new head coach next season in the Hickory Metro. Burke County rival Draughn, as well as Bunker Hill are making head coaching changes with Draughn already announcing Chris Powell as their new coach.