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Greene hangs up whistle

November 9, 2005

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fter more than 40 seasons on the sideline, Westwood coach Charlie Greene has retired.

Greene's retirement began after his Wildcats lost in the first round of the GISA class A playoffs last week.

A graduate and assistant at Valdosta High, Charlie Greene's first head coaching job was succeeding the legendary Wright Bazemore at his alma mater.

Greene went on to coach at Stephens County High and at Thomas County Central where he coached future Heisman Trophy winner Charlie Ward.

Greene moved to Westwood in 1996 where he led the Wildcats to back to back state titles.

Greene says the credit for all of the success in his coaching career goes to the other coaches and players he had the privilege to work and coach.

Charlie Greene said "Coaching for 44 years has been great. I told the people at Westwood that I was kind of like Lou Gehrig. I am one of the luckiest people alive in that I have been able to do all of these years something I love doing."

Ross Worsham will take over for Charlie Greene at Westwood School.

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