Earl Chambers, a Georgia native and former Bulldog, was named the LaGrange Panther’s fourth head coach.
He has been on the Panthers’ coaching staff for four seasons as the Assistant Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator.
Chambers was a four sports star at Banneker High School in College Park, while earning Honorable Mention All-State in as a senior quarterback.
At Georgia, Chambers was a strong safety on defense. As a senior, he had 41 tackles and four pass breakups as the Bulldogs won the Outback Bowl. During the four years Chambers played, the Bulldogs went 33-11 and 3-1 in bowl game.
In addition to his playing duties, Chambers served on the SEC Council, UGA Athletic Board and the Faculty Committee during the 1996-97 school year. He also served two years on Georgia’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee during his undergraduate years. Chambers graduated from UGA with a degree in psychology in 1999.
He would stay five more years with the Bulldogs, working as a graduate assistant. Chambers spent his first year on the Bulldog staff as a recruiting assistant, and his final four seasons as an assistant with the UGA defensive staff and as video coordinator. He also worked as an academic mentor.
Georgia was 50-14 during Chambers’ five seasons on the coaching staff and made bowl appearances all five years.
After Georgia, he worked eight seasons with Division II Valdosta State. As defensive line coach, he helped lead the Blazers to the 2012 national championship.
A member of the American Football Coaches Association, Chambers is married to the former Tonya Bell and is the father of four children. LaGrange finished 4-6 (3-4 USA South Conference) in 2017. Best of luck to Coach Chambers and his family in LaGrange.