FCAHS seeking new football coach

FCAHS seeking new football coach

FORREST COUNTY (WDAM) - Despite reaching the Class 4A playoffs the past three seasons, Forrest County Agricultural High School is looking for a new football coach.

Lee Sullivan said he submitted his resignation Tuesday after a Friday meeting with FCAHS administrators.

"They said they had decided to head in a different direction," Sullivan said.

Sullivan, who has 35 years as an assistant and head football coach at Pine Belt schools, went 13-22 in three seasons as the head coach of the Aggies.

FACHS went 4-7 this fall. The Aggies won three of their last five games to earn a playoff spot before falling 48-14 to East Central High School on Nov. 4 in the opening round of the Class 4A playoffs.

He had spent 18 seasons in Brooklyn, 15 on the staff of former FCAHS coach Larry Dolan.

"I'm still there, teaching class and coaching archery," Sullivan said. "Just not football."

Sullivan also coached various sports at North Forrest High School, Lumberton High School and South Forrest Attendance Center.

"It's a new chapter," Sullivan said. "I've worked with a lot of great coaches - Larry Dolan, Alton Waltman, Oliver Johnson - and I think I still have a lot to give. I'd just as soon help someone else and stay behind the scenes."

A search for Sullivan's replacement is underway.

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