Valdosta High football coach Rodemaker fired by Valdosta City School board

Published: Jan. 28, 2020 at 10:57 PM EST
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By: Fletcher Keel | WCTV Eyewitness Sports

January 28, 2020

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WCTV) -- Valdosta High School football coach Alan Rodemaker has been fired by the Valdosta City School Board Tuesday night following a 5-4 vote.

Rodemaker was named head coach prior to the 2016 season and went 36-17 in his four years with VHS. Rodemaker led the 'Cats to a state title in his inaugural campaign.

The Wildcats went 10-3 in 2019, falling in the third round of the Georgia high school playoffs to Richmond Hill, 16-14.

Rodemaker's son, Tate,

that he plans to speak with the superintendent and the team, including his son, about being let go and then decide what he plans to do next.

In a statement to WCTV on Wednesday, Valdosta City Schools said,

VCS said no further information can be released, as is their policy with all personnel matters.

2020 will see both of the major schools in Valdosta have new head coaches. Former Lowndes head coach Randy McPherson announced his retirement following the Vikings appearance in the state title game.

This is a developing story