Erik Soliday, who won state championships at Americus, is the new head football coach at Perry.
The Houston County school board approved the hire at its Tuesday meeting, according to a board spokesperson.
Soliday comes to Perry after nine seasons as the head coach at Turner County. He went 54-46 at Turner County, winning 10 games in both 2006 and 2008.
He had his most success during five seasons at Americus. He led the school to state titles in 2000 and 2001, compiling a 29-1 record during the span.
Soliday also coached at Henry County and had an earlier stint at Turner County. Soliday is 166-109-2 in 24 years as a head coach.
Soliday replaces Stacey Harden, who resigned in April after leading the Panthers to the playoffs three straight years. Harden went 19-14 as the head coach.