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APS Names Interim Football Coach at Grady

Grady High School. Credit: Patch
Grady High School. Credit: Patch
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Mays High School P.E. coach and assistant football coach Lee Hannah III has been assigned by Atlanta Public Schools as a temporary replacement for Grady High School Coach Ronnie Millen Jr., who in December was reassigned after the district launched an investigation into allegations of address fraud and illegal recruitment by the Grady football team.

The investigation, which stemmed from an anonymous written complaint to the school district early last month, is looking into whether approximately 20 players – about a third of the team – used fake home addresses so they could play for the Grey Knights this season.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Thursday that Millen was reassigned to APS’ South Region Office.

Millen, who has been at the Midtown school for 28 years and served as the head football coach since 2001, won his 100th game this past season.

According to the superintendent, students found to have falsified addresses could be transferred to schools closer to their real homes, and parents who signed off on the inaccurate addresses could face criminal charges of perjury.

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Barbara Baggerman January 27, 2014 at 12:23 PM
A shame about Coach Millen. Perhaps he took his cue from Mayor Reed that football is more important than honesty, integrity, or justly serving the people he was elected/hired to serve (in Reed's case, the taxpayers of Atlanta; in Millen's case, the people who legitimately live in the Grady district). But your last paragraph is still saying that students COULD be transferred and parents COULD face criminal charges. Are you saying APS still has not acted on this? Have the cheaters not been punished, and do their kids remain at Grady? If so, that's equally shameful. If there are no consequences, the overcrowding problem at Grady will only continue. Followup articles on the status of this investigation would be welcome.

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