Richmond Hill High School has named Matt Lezotte as its new high school football coach.
Here's a copy of a press release issued earlier today:
Coach Matthew Lezotte is a certified P-12 Heath/Physical Education teacher, joining us with eight years experience. His first six years were at Aquinas High School in Augusta, Georgia, were he served first as Offensive Coordinator and Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for two years and then advanced to Head Football Coach and Athletic Director there from June, 2009 through May, 2013. In June, 2013, Coach Lezotte accepted an Assistant Coach position at Wayne County High School, where he has primarily worked with running backs.
During his tenure, Coach Lezotte has helped lead his teams and schools to documented success. At Aquinas High School, Coach Lezotte was named Comcast CSRA Coach of the Year in 2011 and the school was awarded the Region’s Bank Director’s Cup for top Athletic Department in the region. In 2012, the school had its best regular season in football to date at that point, finishing 8-2. Both program participation and school enrollment increased under Coach Lezotte’s leadership. At Wayne County High School, Coach Lezotte has shared in two successful seasons. In 2013, WCHS was the Region 3-AAAA Runner-up and the GHSA Class AAAA Semifinalist. In 2014, WCHS was the Region Champions and made it to the Sweet 16.
Coach Lezotte brings experience not just as a coach but also as a player. Coach Lezotte played Quarterback at James Madison University. He was a four year varsity letterman and was named Team Captain for three of those four years – the only three year team captain in the school’s history. Additionally, he was the recipient of the Bob Yetzer Award, signifying Character, Leadership and Dedication.