Frederick Douglass Head Coach Brian Landis accepts assistant coach job with Georgia State

Landis has coached at Douglass since the school opened in 2017

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UPDATE: It has been confirmed, Brian Landis is leaving Frederick Douglass.

UPDATE: Full release from Frederick Douglass High School Athletics is below.

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Immediate Press Release:

Brian Landis has resigned as the football coach at Frederick Douglass to take a job at Georgia State as a linebackers coach. We are grateful for Coach Landis for starting our football program, helping to build a winning culture, and

With Coach Landis’ departure, Nathan McPeek has been named interim head football coach for Frederick Douglass High School. He has been the offensive line coach and offensive coordinator the past 3 seasons. Having been a 4 year starter and letterman at Marshall University combined with 17 years coaching experience at the high school level makes Coach McPeek the clear choice to take over the reins of Frederick Douglass football at this time.

LEXINGTON, KY (WTVQ) – Frederick Douglass Head Football Coach Brian Landis is headed back to the college ranks.

Landis has accepted a job as an assistant coach with Georgia State.

Landis will coach the linebackers.

Since becoming the head coach at Frederick Douglass, the Broncos were arguably one of the best teams in the state.

The Broncos finished as the 5A State Runner-up last season after an undefeated regular season.

Landis will end his career at FDHS with a 35-5 record.

Prior to coaching at Douglass, Landon was an assistant at Kentucky as well as Georgetown College.

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