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Rush Propst fired at Colquitt County

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports

COLQUITT COUNTY, Ga. — Former Hoover High School football coach Rush Propst has been fired from his position at Colquitt County High School in Georgia.

The Colquitt County Board of Education voted unanimously to relieve Propst of  “any and all coaching duties” on Thursday, according to The Moultrie Observer. The vote followed an executive session by the BOE.

Propst, who had been suspended and under investigation by the BOE since February, led the Packers to two state championships and one national title. The board did not disclose the reason for the suspension and investigation, and did not elaborate further on the firing.

At Hoover, Propst came to prominence after winning multiple Alabama state championships. MTV hosted a show called Two A Days that featured the Buccaneer program. He was fired after an investigation revealed an extramarital affair and a second family.

Colquitt County later hired Propst and he led the Packer program to national prominence in Georgia. But controversy was never far away.

In 2016, Propst was caught on camera head-butting one of his players on the sideline during a game. He was suspended by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, but the Colquitt County Board of Education and the Georgia High School Association took no action against Propst for the incident.



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