Lowndes names new head football coach

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Emma Wheeler | WCTV Eyewitness News
January 7, 2020

LOWNDES COUNTY, Ga. (WCTV) -- The Lowndes County Vikings are starting the decade with new leadership on the football field.

On Tuesday the Lowndes County School Board of Education announced Jamey DuBose will take over as the new head football coach.

The Vikings ended the 2019 season with another undefeated regular season under long time coach Randy McPherson. After nearly two decades with the Vikings, racking up four state championships and half a dozen undefeated regular seasons, McPherson announced his retirement last month.

Now Jamey DuBose is starting a new era at the Concrete Palace.

"He's a motivator, he's a competitor who utilizes the game of football to build character and mold boys in to men." These were the words of Superintendent Wes Taylor as the school board welcomed DuBose to South Georgia.

DuBose is a fourteen year grid iron veteran, most recently spending six years at Central High School in Phenix City, Alabama. Over the course of his career he has racked up a record of 137-40, won three state championships and two more runner-up championship appearances.

But the legacy left behind by McPherson is not an easy one to follow. DuBose said Tuesday that he's ready and excited about the opportunity, adding the Titletown team won't be starting over, but starting a new chapter. His goal is to get right back to the state championships next year.

"Pressure is what you put on yourself. You're a football coach, football coaches love to be in places that demand winning," Dubose said. "I've never went in to a football game where I thought I was going to lose. I love the expectations, it's where I want to be."

The new coach said he will be meeting with the team Wednesday, adding that he has big expectations to bring to this community, both on the field and off.

By: WCTV Eyewitness Sports
January 7, 2020

LOWNDES, Ga. (WCTV) -- Lowndes High School has named Jamey DuBose as their newest head football coach. The announcement came at a meeting on Tuesday afternoon.

DuBose eplaces former head coach Randy McPherson, who announced his retirement in December.

Lowndes went undefeated in the 2019 regular season before falling to Marietta High School in the state championship game, 17-9.

DuBose is leaving his former school, Central High School from Phenix City, Alabama, after six seasons. During his time with the Red Devils, DuBose went 66-11.

At the helm of the Red Devils, DuBose led the program to the state championship game in all six of his season.

Last season, DuBose led the Red Devils to a 12-2 record and a #2 ranking in the state of Alabama, according to MaxPreps.

This is a developing story.