Henderson relieved of TCC football coaching duties

Ashley Henderson, Thomas County Central head football coach form 2018 - 2021
Ashley Henderson, Thomas County Central head football coach form 2018 - 2021(Source: WALB)
Published: Nov. 17, 2021 at 11:27 AM EST
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THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WALB) - Ashley Henderson has been relieved of his coaching duties as the head football coach of the Thomas County Central (TCC) Yellow Jackets.

Henderson was named head coach in 2018. He coached the Yellow Jackets for four seasons.

The football team went 5-6 and lost in the first round of the playoffs for the 2021 season. Henderson has a 19-22 overall record with two first-round playoff appearances.

“While we greatly appreciate the time that Coach Ashley Henderson has spent as head football coach at Thomas County Central High School and his dedication to our football program and student-athletes, the school board has approved the recommendation that Coach Henderson be transferred from the position of head football coach to a teaching position in the school system. The position of head football coach at Thomas County Central High School is now vacant, and it is our intention to move forward with the search for a new head football coach immediately and to secure new leadership for our football program as soon as practical,” Philip Duplantis, TCC athletic director, said.

Coach Henderson said in a statement,

“On behalf of the entire Henderson family, thank you for the privilege to lead this football program for the last 4 years. From day 1, it has been an honor to carry on the Yellow Jacket tradition. We have made tremendous progress we can be proud of over the past 4 years, and know we are leaving it better than we found it. Special thanks to Dr. Williams, Dr. Kornegay, and Mrs. Jones for your support during these 4 years.

To the faculty and staff, thank you for all you pour into our student-athletes and for buying into teaching the guys to be great on and off the field. From day 1 we have been intentional about developing the total student-athlete and I do believe we have done that. I have been blessed to work beside you.

Football coaches and support staff thank you all for your tireless commitment and effort to energize this program and strive to meet the championship expectations and Yellow Jacket standard. Although we didn’t reach those championship goals, the outcome did not match the effort and commitment you put forth.

To the players past and present, finish the drill and always remember Tough People Win. This isn’t goodbye just a so long. I will always be pulling for you and I am thankful for the opportunity to know you and your families. The memories will last me and my family a lifetime. “Love y’all boys”.

Last, I want to thank Megan and our boys for all you have sacrificed and done for our football family the last 4 years. From ‘Mrs. Hen’s Babies’, feeding the team, decorating the locker room, supporting at practice, to being a water girl 4 hours away on the road you have been a great ambassador to this school and system and I am proud to be your husband.

As always-Go Jackets!

Coach Hen


Ashley Henderson, former Head Football Coach at TCC

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