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Board finally approves Caldwell

May 20, 2003

 The waiting for Westover High is finally over.

After tabling a recommendation to hire Stockbridge's Jeff Caldwell at their regular monthly meeting last Monday, the Dougherty County School Board gave their approval at a called meeting this afternoon.

 Caldwell, who won just six games in three seasons at Stockbridge, won 172 games in 18 seasons at Hawkinsville, Brooks County and Camden County High Schools along with five region titles.

Caldwell, whose father was once head coach at Pelham High, is excited about returning to South Georgia.

He hopes to change the direction of a Westover program that hasn't had a winning season in a decade and has just three winning seasons in its 33 year history.

Caldwell succeeds Richard Hodges who is now coaching defensive backs at Warner Robins High School.