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Dougherty Ready to Begin Search

January 9, 2007

Albany -- The wheels are already in motion in the search for a new head football coach at Dougherty high school.

The county athletic department is looking to officially advertise the job in the next few days, and will be accepting applicants for about three weeks.

While coach Carror Wright's decision to leave the Trojans for Southwest Macon came as a bit of a surprise, Dougherty County director of athletics John Seabrooks says they've already received numerous inquiries about the position.

"Naturally, you'd always like someone who was a head coach, but that's not a priority for us," says Seabrooks.  "We're going to look at what's on the resume, and recommendations, and references, and go from there."

Seabrooks says he's very familiar with the process of hiring new coaches.

"In the coaching profession, you're basically on a carousel," says Seabrooks. "Coaches move in, coaches move out. Coach Wright is a great person, a great coach, and a great motivator. For them to come back and say, 'We want you back in Macon,' I can understand that feeling."

Wright coached at Northeast Macon before coming to Dougherty three years ago.

The Trojans made the state championship game in 2005.

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