ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Dougherty High football coach Jesse Hicks says it was the tradition of the Trojans program that got him to leave Baldwin High and move to town last year.
Hicks is wanting to restore that tradition to the Dougherty High program he grew to respect when working under the late John Reynolds.
The first step for Hicks is the first annual Dougherty High parents, community and friends day this Sunday.
Former Dougherty football greats are scheduled to attend the meeting where coach Hicks will outline a plan he says worked well at Baldwin High.
Hicks says that plan focus first on academics then athletics.
He believes the football program can lead the way in changing attitudes and improving grades for the entire Dougherty student body.
Jesse Hicks said. "We can use athletics to be a springboard through academics. Love for the east side of Albany and just for our children here on the east side at Dougherty High to have some love and appreciation for our school."
The first annual Dougherty High parents, community and friends day is 5:00 p.m. Sunday at the Dougherty High school auditorium.
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