Dubose resigns from Florence, new CHHS coach to be announced tonight (Updated 11:15 a.m.)

Published 10:31 pm Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Updated: 11:10 a.m.

The search for the next head coach of the Charles Henderson High School head football coach is over.

The Troy City Schools Board has scheduled a special meeting Thursday to hear the recommendation from Superintendent Lee Hicks.

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Hicks told The Messenger on Wednesday, the search was done and he liked the direction of the Trojan program.

“I think we have found the right man for the job,” Hicks said. “The person selected has a very successful track record as a high school football coach. We are excited, and ready to continue the recent success we have had.”

Over 100 coaches from across Alabama and neighboring states applied for the vacant position, following the resignation of former head coach Mike Dean in December 2013.

Hicks said the committee narrowed the list down to just a handful of candidates.

“We interviewed three potential coaches, and all of them have been successful, at the high school level” Hicks said.

Hicks said he did not want to comment on the coach being recommended until the board finalized the decision.

Florence High School head coach Jamey Dubose has been the rumored leader for the job since the position became available, but recently told the Florence Times-Daily he has no intentions of leaving The Shoals area.

“It’s nothing to talk about,” he said. “(I) don’t know how it gets started. People say stuff like that. People try and make life difficult. Nothing should be in the paper. There’s nothing to say. I’m happy where I am. I’m staying here.”

The meeting is set to begin at 5:15 P.m and is open to the public.

At 10:30 a.m., the Florence Times Daily reported that Florence High School Jamey Dubose stepped down from his position as head coach of the Falcons. Dubose spent the last two years coaching the Falcons. In 2012, he led the Falcons to a 7-4 record and a first round playoff loss to Huntsville. This season, Florence finished 9-4 with a 22-21 quarterfinal playoff loss to Hoover.

Dubose previously served as the head coach of the Prattville Lions from 2008-2011. He won state titles with the Lions in 2008 and 2011. He lost in the state title game in 2009.

Click here to read the full article from the Florence Times Daily.