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Eastside head coach Michael Gerald directs the Eagles earlier this season. 

Michael Gerald’s second stint as Eastside’s head boys basketball coach has come to a close after announcing he was stepping down from the program via a text message.

After taking over the Eastside program before the start of the 2004-05 season and helping lead the Eagles to five state playoff appearances in eight years, Gerald returned to Eastside in 2018 as an assistant before being tabbed the interim head coach before the start of the season.

Gerald led the Eagles to a 15-10 record during the 2018-19 season before being tabbed as Eastside’s permanent head coach last June.

Gerald coached the Eagles to a 17-9 record this past season with the team falling short of making the playoffs with a loss to North Clayton in the first round of the Region 4-AAAA tournament.

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A 2017 graduate of the University of North Georgia, Colin joined the Rockdale/Newton Citizen in March of 2018 as the papers' full-time sports editor. A 2013 graduate of Jackson County High School, Colin received a golf scholarship to Andrew College.

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