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Eric Neel will leave Wayne County, coach at Quitman

WAYNESBORO, MS (WDAM) -

Wayne County Head Softball Coach Eric Neel, who's won a state championship all three years he's coached the War Eagles, announced he will leave Waynesboro to become the next head coach at Quitman High School.

He he told his team the afternoon they were honored by the city of Waynesboro. For winning his third straight title last weekend, Neel received a key to the city, while his team received commendation from the city.

Neel is a perfect three-for-three at Wayne County. In three seasons as head coach, he's guided the War Eagles to three straight state championships. He's owns a record of 69-28, and a 156-41 overall career record.

"They've been a fun three years," he said at his team's commendation ceremony, "And I feel like they feel very accomplished. [They're] the first program in Wayne County history to win three in a row, and that's something to be very proud of.

"They've pulled off something not very many teams have pulled off in any sport in MIssissippi."

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