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George County looking to replace Douglass as football coach/AD

 George County head football coach John Douglass
JOHN FITZHUGH/SUN HERALD George County head football coach John Douglass SUN HERALD

George County is in search of a new football coach and athletics director, according to the school district's website.

John Douglass, who filled both positions since joining George County's staff in 2012, has not returned requests for comment.

Under Douglass, the had two tough seasons in 2012 and 2013, winning four games combined. GCHS began to turn the corner last year with a five-win campaign and this season won its first four games before finishing just outside of the playoff picture with a 6-5 record.

With the Rebels, Douglass posted a 15-29 record.

Before arriving at George County, Douglass coached six years at Quitman. He went 41-31 in six seasons at the Class 4A school.

According to the job posting, the school is now taking applications to fill the vacancy. The school seeks a candidate with a minimum of three to five years of football coaching experience with previous athletic administration experience and a Masters Degree.

The next coach at George County will inherit one of the Coast's most talented offenses and could contend for a state playoff berth in Region 4-6A for the 2016 season. Quarterback LaRaymond Spivery and wide receiver Tyrese Fryfogle will be seniors next year. Spivery and Fryfogle were one of the Coast's top pass-and-catch combinations this season.

Fryfogle earned Sun Herald All-South Mississippi honors after catching 52 passes for 919 yards and eight touchdowns. Spivery completed 163 of 236 passes for 2,273 yards and 17 touchdowns. He also ran 135 times for 896 yards and 17 more scores. Receiver Dwan Williams will also be a senior in 2016. As a junior, Williams had 59 receptions for 772 yards and six TDs.

The Sun Herald is working to update this report.