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Truitt recommended at Monroe

March 2, 2004

Albany- Sumter County head coach Charles Truitt lost his head coaching job after the 2003 season due to the consolidation of high schools in Americus.

Charles Truitt though will be back on the sidelines this fall after finding a new head coaching job. 

Charles Truitt has accepted the head coaching job at Monroe High School pending approval from the Dougherty County Board of Education.

The school board is expected to give it okay to Truitt's hiring at their meeting next Monday.

Charles Truitt was the defensive coordinator at Americus High for six seasons when he moved north to take over the Sumter County High program in 2001.

 In two seasons, Truitt won nine of 20 games as the Rams finished at 5-5 in Sumter County's final season.

Truitt takes over a Monroe program that won six games last year and has made two consecutive trips to the state playoffs.

Truitt succeeds Vernorris Bradley who stepped down after five seasons for health reasons.

He was one of nine candidates to go through a second round of interviews last Friday after Carror Wright, who applied for the Monroe job in January, turned down the Tornadoes job in favor of the head coaching position at Dougherty High.

Other finalists for the Monroe job included former Pelham head coach Price Jones, Thomasville High assistant Kerry English, Central-Macon head coach Anthony Hines,  Baldwin High head coach and former Albany State assistant coach Jessie Hicks, Monroe assistant Coleman Camp who was a finalist in the first round of interviews, former Terrell County head coach Ronald Graham, Roy Hutchins who is a high school coach in Arkansas and Riveria Beach, Florida head coach Jesse Solomon.

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