9th Grade Head Football Coach
This is Coach David Roman's third season as the 9th grade head football coach at Peachtree Ridge High School. He previously coached the defensive backs for nine years. He is also an assistant varsity baseball coach and the head JV baseball coach. He teaches health and physical education.
Coach Roman came from Tucker High School in Tucker, GA where he coached varsity football, varsity, varsity baseball for which he was the head coach, and wrestling for 19 years. He is a graduate of Tucker High School where he played baseball. He went on to play baseball and ear his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of West Georgia in Carrollton, GA.
Coach Roman and his wife Christine have two sons and a daughter: Luke (14), Peter James (7), and Maria (11).
9th Grade Linebackers Coach
Coach Tyler Botts is entering his third season at Peachtree Ridge High School where he coaches linebackers on the 9th grade football team and is the varsity head lacrosse coach. He previously coached at White County High School in Cleveland, GA as a varsity assistant coach. He teaches health and physical education.
Botts attended Peachtree Ridge High School and played both football and lacrosse. He graduated in 2011 and went on to play both sports at Lenoir-Rhyne University in North Carolina. Botts graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne University in 2015 where he was a three-year starter (2012-2014) at linebacker. While at Lenoir-Rhyne, the Bears went 40-9 overall, winning four consecutive South Atlantic Conference Championships. Lenoir-Rhyne also earned postseason bids three consecutive years (2012-2014) and advanced all the way to the NCAA Division II National Championship game in 2013. Botts was also a starter on the lacrosse team at Lenoir-Rhyne (2012-2015). The lacrosse team won the 2014 South Atlantic Conference Championship in its fourth year of existence.
9th Grade Defensive Line Coach
Coach Sam Buchan is entering his fourth year at Peachtree Ridge High School. He will be coaching the 9th grade defensive line. Last year, he coached the 9th grade offensive line and assisted the varsity offensive line coaches. Coach Buchan teaches political systems and economics in the Social Studies department.
Coach Buchan is a 2008 graduate of West Hall High School in Oakwood, GA, where he was a three-year letterman playing guard and linebacker. In 2015, he graduated from Georgia Gwinnett College with a B.A. in political science with a teaching certification.
Coach Buchan has been married for two years to his wife Erica. They have an infant daughter, Maggie Sue.
9th Grade Running Backs Coach
Coach Steven Seroyer is in his sixth season at Peachtree Ridge High School where he coaches the 9th grade running backs.
Coach Seroyer is a native of Opelika, AL and a graduate of Opelika High School where he was a standout athlete in both football and baseball. He earned a B.A. degree in sociology/criminal justice from Alabama A&M, and works for the Gwinnett County Juvenile Probation Unit.
Coach Seroyer is married to Chelonnda. They have two children, Grant and Lauren, who are both student athletes at Peachtree Ridge High School.
9th Grade Defensive Coordinator
Rob Pollack is in his 10th season at Peachtree Ridge High School where he is the defensive coordinator for the 9th grade football team. Last year he served as the 9th grade offensive coordinator after being the 9th grade defensive coordinator the prior three years.
Along with coaching football, Coach Pollack is in his 10th season coaching track and field, eight years at Peachtree Ridge High School and one year at Duluth High School.
Coach Pollock is a 2006 graduate of Duluth High School where he played wide receiver, safety, and corner. He was also the punter.
9th Grade Defensive Line Coach
Jared Harris, a native of Chicago, IL, is in his 9th year of teaching at Peachtree Ridge High School as a special education teacher. He has a bachelor's degree in health information management and a master's degree in education from Alabama State University.
Along with his teaching responsibilities, Coach Harris is a 9th grade defensive line coach and the head wrestling coach. He brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and passion to the football field and the wrestling mat.
Coach Harris is a proud husband to his wife, Aqueelah, and proud father to daughter, Sunshine.
9th Grade Offensive Coordinator | Offensive Line Coach
Coach Jay McClosey is entering his second season at Peachtree Ridge High School as offensive coordinator and offensive line coach for the 9th grade football team.
McCloskey was a three-year letterman in football at Norcross High School and went on to play football at Lagrange College.
Coach McCloskey has two nephews, Mason (3) and Jackson (1).
9th Grade Wide Receivers Coach