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Tim Wellmaker, shown with his family, is the new head football coach at Loganville Christian Academy.

One coach with Gwinnett ties is replacing another as head football coach at Loganville Christian Academy in neighboring Walton County.

The private school announced Thursday morning the hiring of Tim Wellmaker, a coach in the Grayson and Archer clusters since 2005. He takes over the football program from outgoing head coach Adam Miller, a Shiloh assistant who was hired in February.

Miller plans to remain at Shiloh as a teacher and coach — the school said he cited concern over the coronavirus pandemic for his decision.

“This was definitely something that caught us by surprise,” LCA athletic director Andrew Kell said. “However, I could not be more pleased to introduce a man like Tim as our new coach. His vision, energy and passion are evident when he talks about coaching young men. I look forward to the future of LCA football with Tim leading our program.”

Wellmaker previously worked on the coaching staffs of Mickey Conn at Grayson and Andy Dyer at Archer, in addition to coaching at the youth level with the Gwinnett Football League and most recently, the Archer Athletic Association. His past experience also includes playing football at the semi-professional level.

LCA is entering its first season in Georgia High School Association play. Wellmaker also will oversee the middle school program and will serve as a weightlifting instructor.

Wellmaker and his wife Staci have been married 33 years and have six children — Corey, Josh, Brody, Dakota, Faith and Logan.

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