January 9, 2006
Americus - Another area high school football team will have a new head coach in the fall.
Americus-Sumter head coach Bill Clark resigned late last week.
Clark's future with the Panthers has been up in the air since Americus-Sumter finished a 1-9 season.
Reached by telephone in Dallas, Texas where he is attending the American Football Coaches Association Convention, Bill Clark says he made decision last Friday to resign.
However, he would not discuss what led him to step down.
Bill Clark was hired two years ago when Americus High, which won back to back state AA titles in 2000 and 2001, was merging with Sumter County High.
That merger moved Americus-Sumter High from AA to AAAA where the Panthers have gone 4-15 in the their first two years in the higher classification.
Before coming to Americus-Sumter, Bill Clark posted a 45-20 record at Dooly County where he took the Bobcats to the state playoffs in all five of his seasons including the Class A state championship game in 2002.
Clark says he does not have another job lined up but will begin searching for one immediately.