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West Georgia head coach Daryl Dickey to step down

Sources tell FootballScoop that West Georgia head coach/athletics director Daryl Dickey plans to step down as head coach at the conclusion of this season to focus his full attention towards serving as athletics director. The move is expected to be announced at a 2 p.m. ET press conference on Tuesday.

A search committee is being established with an eye on improving the program on the field while also creating success on the fundraising trail and in the classroom. Sitting in between Atlanta and the Alabama border, the ability to recruit both states is imperative for the Carrollton, Ga.,-based school, as well as the willingness to build with an eye on a possible FCS move in the future. The Wolves currently compete in the Gulf South Conference of Division II. 

Along with newly-hired president Dr. Kyle Marrero, the school's search committee is expecting to attract a very strong pool of candidates and believes it has the financial resources to make the best possible hire. 

Entering his sixth season at the helm of the Division II program, Dickey has compiled a 13-37 record at West Georgia. A 26-year coaching veteran, Dickey recently served as the head coach at Presbyterian College from 1997-2000 and as Florida State's quarterbacks coach from 2001-06. He added athletics director duties on an interim basis in January 2009 and was named the school's full-time AD a year later. 

West Georgia opens the season Sept. 7 at Mars Hill (N.C.) and will conclude the regular season Nov. 16 versus Delta State. 

We would expect this job to receive significant interest from within the profession and will keep you posted as the search plays out.