February 28, 2007
Albany - Dougherty High fans were stunned last month when they heard head football coach Carror Wright was leaving to take a similar job at Southwest Macon.
But the Trojans have found one of the winningest head coaches in the state to replace him.
The Dougherty County School Board on Wednesday approved the recommendation to hire Charles Flowers for the job of Dougherty High head football coach.
Flowers, who accepted the Dougherty job, two weeks ago, was the head football coach at Shaw High in Columbus for 12 years.
Winning more than 120 games and a state championship in 2000.
That same school year, Flowers coached the Shaw baseball team to a state championship.
Flowers stepped down from his coaching duties in December of 2005 to become the athletic director for the Muscogee County School System.
When applying for the Dougherty High job, Flowers said he wasn't enjoying working behind a desk and wanted to get back into coaching.
Ironicially, Flowers last game at Shaw was a loss to Dougherty in the 2005 semifinals at the Georgia Dome.
Flowers takes over a Dougherty High team that returns 20 starters from last year.