New details released in Rush Propst firing

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By: Madison McClung | WALB News 10
March 19, 2019

COLQUITT CO., Ga. (WALB) -- WCTV's sister station WALB gained more information Monday into what led up to the firing of Colquitt County's head football coach, Rush Propst.

In a letter dated on March 1, Athletic Trainer Ryan Kebler said he saw and heard Coach Propst giving his players medicine during the 2018 season. He said he saw Propst give the players medicine at his truck, from his pocket, and would call players to his office. Kebler said players would sometimes come up to him stating that Coach Propst had said they needed some Celebrex for the swelling. He said his response was always, “the doctor and I will make that decision, not coach.”

Assistant Head Coach Troy Hobbs made a statement in the report that Propst would call meetings and not show up. He also wrote that the 2018 team was totally dysfunctional.

Hobbs is currently in charge of the team since Propst's firing.

Tight end coach Buck Hanson said after the championship game against the Milton Eagles, they had to get school resource officers involved because players would not respond to coaches.

Earl Jefferson, director of football operations, said after the 2018 championship game, players were mad after the loss and were trying to get at each other and that school resource officers were called in to maintain the order.

Jeff Kent, the defensive co-coordinator said in his statement in the Internal Investigation Report that he saw Propst give out anti-inflammatory medicine in the hallway by his office and the cafe area. He also said that the pills he saw were white and yellow.

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