The Houston County Board of Education approved the hiring of a new head coach for the Bears Tuesday afternoon.
Von Lassiter will become the fourth head coach and athletic director of Houston County High School. The Bears went 3-7 last season under Greg Robinson. Robinson resigned at the end of the season.
Lassiter was most recently the linebackers coach and defensive coordinator at West Laurens this past season. He also spent time as assistant athletic director and offensive coordinator at Bleckley County. In the past he also served two stints at Northside (Warner Robins) in 2003-04 and again during a championship run in 2007-08.
This will be the Cochran native's first head coaching job. Principal Dr. Michelle Masters says Lassiter was selected from dozens of applicants.