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Varsity Boys Coaches

Heath Merrill Head Coach

  • ​­­Hillgrove HS Boy’s Varsity Coach (10th year)
  • 2019 MDJ Cobb County Coach of the Year
  • 2020 Region Coach of the Year
  • ­16 years High School Varsity Boys Head Coach in GA; 2 years Boys Assistant in HI
  • ­Current coach at SSA (Academy Boys)
  • ­Former Select coach at NASA-Tophat (NTH)
  • ­Former club, ODP & high school player in NY
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Jason Maratsos Asst. Coach

  • ​­­Hillgrove HS Boy’s Varsity Assistant Coach (10th year)
  • 2019 MDJ Cobb County Coach of the Year
  • 2020 Region Coach of the Year
  • ­25 years high school coaching experience
  • 18 yrs as club coach in CA for Ballistic United Soccer Club (BUSC)
  • ­Former club, ODP, high school, and college player in CA
  • Former D1 player at San Diego State University
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Samer Kaddah Asst. Coach

  • ​­­Hillgrove HS Boy’s Varsity Assistant Coach (1st year)
  • 2021-2018 Pope HS Boy's Varsity Head Coach
  • 2019 Region Coach of the Year 
  • 2018-2017 ­Cherokee HS Boys Varsity Head Coach
  • 2017-2015 Cherokee HS Girls Varsity Assistant Coach
  • 2015-2012 Kell HS Boy's Varsity Assistant Coach 
  • Former coach at Georgia Alliance (Academy Boys)
  • ­Former club & high school player in GA

JV Boys Coaches

Pierre Joseph Head Coach

  • ​­­HHS Boy’s JV Coach (1st year)

AJ Jallow Staff

  • ​­­HHS Boy’s Staff
  • ­Former club, high school, and college player 
    • 2 x MDJ First Team All County Selection at Hillgrove
  • Former DIII player at Centre College
    • 2 x Southern Athletic Conference Championships​
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Gabe Giraldo Staff

  • ​­­HHS Boy’s Staff
  • ­Former club and high school player