Brookwood can’t overcome mistakes, flags in semifinal loss to Colquitt County

Brookwood Broncos head coach Philip Jones and Colquitt County head coach Rush Propst talk prior to a 2017 state playoff game at Brookwood High School in Snellville. (Photo: Karl L. Moore)

Colquitt County head football coach Rush Propst has been fired, the Moultrie Observer reported Thursday.

According to reports, the Colquitt County Board of Education relieved Propst of “any and all coaching duties.” He had been suspended since Feb. 26 while the school system completed an investigation.

The allegations that prompted the investigation have not been made public.

Propst has been highly successful and highly controversial throughout his prominent high school career. He rose to notoriety as the centerpiece of the MTV show, “Two-A-Days,” which followed his Hoover (Ala.) program. He resigned from Hoover, where he won five state titles, in 2007 among a series of off-the-field issues, some he admitted to and others he denied.

At Colquitt, Propst is 119-35 with two state titles and state runner-up finishes the past two seasons. His demonstrative sideline antics have drawn the ire of opponents, and he was suspended for a year in 2016 by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission for head-butting a player’s helmet the previous season. He won an appeal on the matter and was allowed to coach in 2016.

Propst has won nearly 300 games in his career in Alabama and Georgia.

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