Storybook Ending: Dickerson retires following 5th state title

Jim Dickerson plans to retire from Clinch County after 15 seasons as head football coach

Jim Dickerson retiring from Clinch County

HOMERVILLE, GA (WALB) - When Clinch County promoted Jim Dickerson to head football coach in 2004, he rewarded them with a state championship in year one.

After announcing his retirement last night, he’s going out on top--the same way he came in.

A month removed from winning a third state title in 4 years, Dickerson is moving on from his alma mater.

Through 15 seasons he had 152 career wins, 5 state championships and 7 region titles according to Georgia High School Football Historians.

Dickerson's been on staff at Clinch County since 1988, meaning he's played a role in all 8 of the schools state titles.

The man with the most wins and highest win percentage in school history says its time for another coach to have his chance.

Until then, he’s enjoying his last moments with the athletes.

“Its been a lot of hugging and just fuzzy feel good moments and just sharing with them that I’ll still be here the rest of the school year working with them. And I’m enjoying the hugs and the fuzzy feelings right now because I know that these are fleeting moments that won’t last much longer.”

There are only 4 coaches with more GHSA state championships than Dickerson.

He told WALB he’s finishing out the year as a track coach, and is not ruling out coaching in the future.

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