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Jeremy Laird Head Boys Coach

This is Coach Jeremy Laird’s 17th year at Peachtree Ridge and 19 years total. Jeremy is the product of Gwinnett County education, having graduated from Central Gwinnett High School. Jeremy attended the University of Georgia, earning a bachelor’s degree in Business Education. After graduating, Jeremy moved to Tampa, Florida and worked as a CTE instructor at Blake High for 2 years. Jeremy returned to Gwinnett County and worked 1 year at Creekland Middle before starting at Peachtree Ridge.

After starting at Peachtree Ridge, Jeremy earned his Master’s Degree from Walden University. In his off time, he enjoys the outdoors, swims, golfs, goes camping and travel. Jeremy has an identical twin brother, Jonathan, who coaches and teaches at Campbell High School in Cobb County.

Jeremy is the Varsity Boys Swim Coach for Peachtree Ridge. Jeremy is also an Assistant Coach for Cross Country.

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Jon Zopf Head Girls Coach

Coach Zopf is in his seventh year at Peachtree Ridge High School. He played baseball, soccer and golf at Lincoln Academy in Newcastle, Maine. After high school, he attended Georgia State University and received a bachelor's degree in Print Journalism. In 2010, Coach Zopf received his Master's degree in Secondary Education.

Coach Zopf teaches Audio/Video Broadcasting and oversees Ridge Vision News, the TV network at Peachtree Ridge High School. Coach Zopf and his wife Courtney, an art teacher at Peachtree Ridge High School, are the proud parents of Brady, Madelyn and Scarlett.

Prior to coming to Peachtree Ridge, Coach Zopf was the head JV baseball coach and assistant men's basketball coach at White County High School in Cleveland, Ga. Before his teaching and coaching career began in 2010, Coach Zopf was a sports writer for the Gainesville Times for 5 years.

Coach Zopf is the girls swim coach at Peachtree Ridge.

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George Ranney Dive Coach

Coach George was a diver and a swimmer as a youth, in high school and in college. He started coaching diving while still in college. He has been coaching diving in Gwinnett County since 1997. George coaches the divers at North Gwinnett and Berkmar as well as the divers at Peachtree Ridge. In addition to coaching high school diving, George started a diving program through Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation. George is also certified as a high school and college swim official. George works as the Safety Manager at Infinite Energy Center and Arena.

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