West Georgia names new Defensive Coordinator

Carrollton, GA – December 21, 2005 – A new face will call the defensive shots for the West Georgia Braves football program in 2005. Head coach Mike Ledford Tuesday announced the appointment of veteran Charles Anthony as the program’s new defensive coordinator. Anthony, who will also serves as linebackers coach, comes to the Braves after serving last season in the same capacity at GSC rival North Alabama.

“Charles brings outstanding credentials to our program,” said Ledford. “He has been a successful coach in our conference and in Division II. And, his success as a coach at the high school level is very impressive. We are looking forward to him being a part of our family at West Georgia.”

A year ago, Anthony was the architect of a unit at UNA that led the Gulf South Conference in scoring defense, and finished second in the league in total defense. The previous season, he was defensive coordinator at Tusculum (Tenn.), a South Atlantic Conference program that finished third in the nation against the run (69.8), 11th against the pass (96.9), 10th in scoring defense (15.9) and 12th in total defense.

A native of Athens, Ala., Anthony brings more than two decades of coaching experience to West Georgia. Prior to stops at North Alabama and Tusculum, he was defensive coordinator at both Northwest Mississippi Community College and Southwest Mississippi Community College. Also, in 1991, he was defensive line coach at Valdosta State.

Anthony’s resume’ also includes stops at some of Georgia┬╣s top high school programs. The list includes Fayette County, Griffin, and Tift County. Also, he coached at Walker County and East Limestone in Alabama, and was a graduate assistant for one season at Troy State.

Anthony is a 1980 graduate of Athens State where he earned a B.S. degree in Health, Physical Education and Recreation.

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