Gretna - The Gretna Hawks have promoted offensive coordinator Cole Simpson to head coach. Simpson takes over for Kevin Saunders, who stepped down last month to take a coaching job in Atlanta.
This is the 28-year-old Simpson's first head coaching job. He says it's a dream come true, that he decided he wanted to teach and be a head coach when he was 15. He calls Gretna one of the best jobs in the state. Simpson says the Hawks will do SOME things differently, but he doesn't plan to change a lot.