Embattled Head Football Coach Rush Propst is out at Valdosta after a tumultuous year with the program. The Valdosta City Board of Education voted 5-3 Tuesday night not to renew Propst’s contract.
Spring Practice (capitalization intentional) starts in earnest later this week around the state, but there are still issues with who will be patrolling the sidelines this year as the Silly Season and Coaching Carousel are still a part of the high school football vocabulary.
GPB Football Fridays in Georgia podcast hosts Jon Nelson and Hannah Goodin talk with two members of the Valdosta sports media about the ongoing scandal rocking the football program. They also discuss the ramifications of some of the offseason head coaching moves across the state.
The news off the field is, as usual, all over the place and the Coaching Carousel is still spinning with several noteworthy moves across the state.
It was a day of streaks coming to an end on Saturday, the final day of the Georgia High School Association basketball championships at the Macon Coliseum. The Marietta girls won a title for the first time in 70 years, while the Calhoun County girls and Towns County boys brought home a trophy for the first time. The Milton boys are wearing the crown for the first time since 2012 and the adaptive division saw Gwinnett end Houston County’s eight-year domination.
Friday was another lively one at the Georgia High School Association basketball championships in Macon. Two teams found their way back in the winner’s circle. The Westlake girls won their fourth straight title and the Wheeler boys won their second in a row. Cross Creek became the only team to come back from the Macon Coliseum with a boys and girls championship, the first for each program.
Pace Academy successfully defended its Class 2A championship on Thursday, one of four titles decided at the GHSA playoffs in Macon.
On the Football Fridays in Georgia podcast, hosts Hannah Goodin and Jon Nelson catch up with coach Jeff Herron. Camden County welcomes him back to the sidelines in 2021, but he has to finish his college assignment first at Tennessee Tech.
Two games went down to the wire and another required overtime on the first day of the Georgia High School Basketball championships in Macon.
At least two schools will win their first state championship in boys basketball when the tournament begins in Macon. Here is a look at the eight boys championship games.