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Hammonds resigns at Pigeon Forge, headed to G-P

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Lee Hammonds has resigned as Pigeon Forge's head football coach.

Next season he'll coach at Gatlinburg-Pittman as an assistant. G-P is coached by longtime Highlander, and Hammonds' dad, Benny.

"The opportunity to be able to go back home and coach with my father is something I couldn't pass up," Hammonds told Local 8 Sports Monday afternoon.

"I'm excited about what the future holds."

Hammonds coached at Pigeon Forge for six seasons, compiling a 25-36. The school first started playing football in 2001. Hammonds coached the Tigers to their first winning record (7-4) in 2011.

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