Scotty McDaniel is headed back to Gwinnett County as the new athletic director at Peachtree Ridge.

McDaniel, the athletic director at Northview just across the Fulton County border since 2015, has plenty of ties to Gwinnett, including his first seven years in education. The longtime Buford resident — he recently moved to Cumming — was a long-term substitute teacher at Mill Creek for a year before working at South Gwinnett, Dacula and Mountain View, a school he helped open in 2009 as an inaugural staff member.