Last night, the Valdosta high school board voted to not renew the contract of head coach Rush Propst after a controversial last several months.
The vote was 5-3 to not renew Propst’s contract.
Propst spent just one season with the school, and was recently the subject of a lengthy deposition after a secretly recorded phone call with a prominent booster where he asked for money to help pay for rent for a few high profile transfers, among a host of other illegal requests.
The taped conversation sent some shockwaves through college football as Propst accused Alabama’s Nick Saban and Georgia’s Kirby Smart of activities that would be frowned upon by the NCAA as well.
There was also plenty of chatter regarding Propst meddling in the search that landed him the head coaching post at Valdosta, a program that many consider one of the most coveted jobs in the country as they’ve won an impressive 24 state titles, 46 regional titles, and six national titles.
Back in March, Propst was placed on administrative leave by the school and an investigation took place.
This past season, Propst won his 300th game as a head coach, but after an investigation into the program the Georgia High School Association fined the school, banned football from participating in the postseason this next year, and have to forfeit seven wins from last season. So that brings his career record to 295-96 overall.
Will another school take a flyer on one of the most controversial high school football coaches in recent memory?
Only time will tell whether Propst lands another head coaching job, but he will likely best be known for his stops at Hoover HS (AL) where he won 110 games and captured five state titles before going on to Colquitt County HS (GA) where he won 119 games and two state titles.
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