Macon native and former Mount de Sales standout Chris Hatcher has been hired as the football head coach at Samford, according to several media reports.
Hatcher, the former head coach at Georgia Southern and Valdosta State, has been the head coach at Murray State since 2010. He served as the head coach at Valdosta State from 2000 to 2006 and won an NCAA Division II national title and was the head coach at Georgia Southern from 2007 to 2009.
Hatcher replaces Pat Sullivan, who stepped down at the end of the season.
Samford is a member of the Southern Conference, which Mercer joined this summer.