Few folks today realize that, unintentionally, our Red Devils and the Commerce Tigers "swapped" coaches during the early 1950s.
Andy Anderson coached our Devils to a 6-4-1 record in 1949. In 1952, he would replace Ralph Chambers as the Commerce coach. Anderson would lead the Tigers to a 13-6-1 mark over the next two seasons.
Coach Chambers had been the Tiger head man for four seasons, totaling a 25-13-1 record. He had 3 winning seasons (two losses each year) before a poor '51 campaign (3-7).
Chambers headed to Lincolnton, but managed only 1 win over the next two seasons (1952-53, 1-17-2). He was replaced in 1954 by Lewis Surls.
According to records at GHSFHA.org, neither man coached football again in Georgia after 1953.