Mike Palmieri leaves Mallard Creek (North Carolina) for a relatively new Georgia high school football program.

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Mike Palmieri knows a thing or two about building a high school football program from its early stages. On Monday, the only head coach that Mallard Creek has had, announced he’s leaving to take-over as the head coach at Denmark High School in Georgia, which is only two years old.

After a very slow 2-9 start during the Mallard Creek’s first season in 2007, the Mavericks went 137-25 under Palmieri with six state championship game appearances and winning three state titles in a row from 2013 through 2015. His overall record at MC was 139-34.

Denmark, located in Alpharetta, Georgia, is rapidly growing and will be moving-up to 7A, the state’s largest classification. In its first year in 2018, Denmark was 5-5. Last year, Denmark was 7-3 with a one-point loss to four-time defending state champ Blessed Trinity, which finished No. 94 in the High School Football America 100.

Below is an interview I did with Coach Palmieri in 2015 on the High School Football America Radio Show.

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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.