High School: Calhoun High School
Hal Lamb was a two time all-state wide receiver at Commerce High School. He played on the 1981 state championship team and was a four time letterman. Lamb was a team captain and played in the 1982 North/South All Star game. He set the school record for most points in a basketball game (52) as an all-state player, and was a three time MVP in tennis.
At the University of West Georgia, Lamb was selected as an all-conference football player twice and was the 1986 team captain. He is a member of the school’s Hall of Fame. He was a standout tennis player as well, earning MVP honors.
After graduating from college, Hal knew he wanted to be a football coach so he spent the first year helping the coaches at West Georgia before entering the high school ranks and beginning a career that is becoming legendary.
Lamb was hired to coach receivers for Cartersville High School and quickly worked his way up to offensive coordinator under Coach Mike Earwood. Lamb was the coordinator of the 1991 state AA champion Cartersville football team. In 1996 he was asked to join Coach Earwood at Upson-Lee High School and was promoted after one year to head coach. Two years later Lamb received an offer to coach the Calhoun Yellow Jackets.
Since arriving at Calhoun High in 1999 as head football coach, Lamb’s record is 183 wins and only 31 losses. His teams have won an incredible 113 straight region games and 14 consecutive region championships. Calhoun has won two state championships under his leadership and five state runner-ups. He is a 14 time Region Coach of the Year and a two time Athletic Director of the Year. Many other organizations have named him ‘Coach of the Year’. Hal was nominated by his former player and current NFL receiver and fellow Hall of Fame Inductee Kris Durham, for the NFL High School Coach of the Year. Coach Lamb finished 2nd in the nation for this award. In 2012 and 2015 he won the Best of Prep Sports “Scrappy Moore Award”.
Coach Lamb has a passion for coaching which began as a player for his father. He watched the way his father was able to mold the lives of young men as he mentored them, not only in football, but in life. He and his brother, Bobby, both decided to follow in their father’s footsteps. Bobby began his football coaching career at Furman University and has recently helped Mercer University bring football back to its campus in Macon, Georgia. Hal’s sister Lynn Lamb Davis is a teacher and tennis coach at Calhoun High School and her husband, Michael Davis, is the offensive coordinator.
Hal is married to his high school sweetheart, Kim Hardy Lamb. They have been married for 28 years and have two sons, Tre and Ben. Tre was an all-star athlete at Calhoun High School and went on to play football at Tennessee Technological University. While at TTU, Tre set many school records and led his team to a conference championship. Tre has decided to follow in his father’s footsteps by joining the coaching ranks. After graduating, he remained at TTU to coach football for one year before moving to Macon to work with his uncle by coaching quarterbacks for the Mercer Bears. Ben was also an all-star athlete at Calhoun High School and member of the 2011 State Championship team. Ben is presently attending the University of West Georgia and majoring in Finance.