December 14, 2005
Cordele - Crisp County head football coach Clay Hill has been fired after 15 seasons.
The school board voted 4-2 Tuesday night to relieve Hill of his duties as head coach and athletic director.
Coach Hill had no comment over his firing Wednesday afternoon.
School board chairwoman Lydia Adkins, who was one of the two board members who voted to keep Hill, says principal Michael Overstreet made the recommendation to fire Hill and that recommendation was passed on to superintedent Dr. Judy Bean.
Adkins says Overstreet made his recommendation based on comments from the community that a change was needed in the coaching staff after the Cougars 2-9 this season.
It was one of the rare losing seasons at Crisp County under Clay Hill whose record with the Cougars was 89-78-1.
Hill took Crisp County to the playoffs in 10 of his 15 seasons including the state semifinals in 1995.
The Cougars won the region title that year and finished second in the region four other seasons.
Clay Hill was also recently named athletic director of the year in region 1-AAA for the 2004-2005 school year.