James Soza has been relieved of his duties as the head football coach at Chamblee High School.
Chamblee principal Dr. Rochelle Lowery declined to comment on a personnel matter, and Soza was unavailable for comment.
During Soza’s two seasons at Chamblee, the Bulldogs went 6-14. This season the Bulldogs, who finished seventh in region 6-AAAA, showed much improvement. In addition to winning two more games than last season, they moved up in several statistical categories in DeKalb County.
Because construction of the new Chamblee High School, the football team had to practice daily at Sequoia Middle School, which is located off of Buford Highway. The Bulldogs still played all their home games at North DeKalb Stadium, and Chamblee will have to follow the same format for at least the next football season.
From 2012- 2014, Chamblee is tentatively slated to play in region 6-AAAA, which will include Columbia, Lithonia, Marist, Redan, Stone Mountain, Banneker, Carver-Atlanta, Grady, South Atlanta, Therell, and Washington.
At The Crier’s press time, it is unclear when DeKalb County Athletics will post the job opening.