Dallas takes over for Harry Miles, who left the school to go into private business back in his hometown of Savannah.
Dallas couldn’t be reached for comment, but he said in a release on the school website that it was his “honor to serve the students and families of North Cobb Christian as its next football coach.”
“Our goal is to build the best Class A program in the state of Georgia,” he added. “We will strive to win, both on and off the field. We will win on the field be preparing, practicing, and playing harder than any team in the state.”
Dallas, who has served as the director of spiritual life and athletics at Grace Christian Academy in Franklin, Tenn., since the fall, spent 11 years at Landmark and led the War Eagles to an 88-11 record and six region titles. His final season at the school was in 2011, when Landmark went 12-3 and advanced to the Class A title game, where it fell to Savannah Christian.
Under Dallas, Landmark never had a losing season and made the playoffs 10 times.
North Cobb Christian has not had the same kind of success in the brief history of its football program.
The Eagles set a record for wins in a single season last year with three, including one via forfeit. In five years of varsity play, North Cobb Christian has a record of 6-40. All those wins came under Miles, who was 6-33 at the helm.
“(Dallas) has a complete understanding of what we have,” North Cobb Christian athletic director Keith Bollinger said. “We want him to do another building job (like he did at Landmark) and take us to another level.”
Bollinger said more than 80 coaches applied for the North Cobb Christian position. That included experienced head coaches, assistants and even some college position coaches looking to become a high school coach.
Dallas will be on the North Cobb Christian campus March 28 to meet with the team, and any parents that have any questions, at 7 p.m. According to Bollinger, he will return to North Cobb Christian for spring practice in early May and then will assume his full-time position as coach, dean of students, culture of strength coach and upper-school Bible teacher once the current school year is complete.
Dallas has a degree in secondary education from Union University and is working on a master’s degree in theological studies from Liberty University.
Dallas and his wife, Shannon, have six children, four of whom will attend North Cobb Christian.