August 9, 2005
Thomasville - Thomasville High has a new head coach this year as the Bulldogs look to win their fourth consecutive region title.
Bulldogs head coach Richie Marsh gave up a head coaching job in Florida to move to Valdosta High where was a co-defensive coordinator for the Wildcats the last two years.
Marsh has moved another of the top programs in south Georgia where this time is calling all the shots.
Richie Marsh said "I am very excited about the tradition and the kids are very coachable. It has been a great situation for us"
Marsh brings to Thomasville High a veer option attack on offense and believes the Bulldogs defense will have no problems changing to a 50 look.
Marsh added "I really feel we have got the lineman to run the 50. That is what we do and you always hope that you have got the people to do what you do and I think we have got those people."
The Bulldogs defense returns defensive back Chris Burkes who is also been working with Bruce Thomas at quarterback. While Allen Johnson, Jermaine Johnson and Michael Murphy are in the competition to fill the void left by A.D. Phillips. The one thing that is not missing on the Thomasville schedule is a tough opponent be a region or non-region game.
Marsh said "It is pretty much the playoffs every week we line up."
Richie Marsh will learn quickly about high school football in Thomasville with his first game coming at Thomas County Central.