SYLVESTER, GA (WALB) - When Harris Rainbow left Atlanta to take the head coaching job at Worth County, he wanted to get a taste of high school football in south Georgia.
Three years later, Rainbow is ready to go back home.
Harris Rainbow told his team Wednesday afternoon he will not be back for a fourth season.
Rainbow is stepping down at Worth County to become head coach at Walnut Grove High School which will open in Walton County next fall.
In three years, Rainbow posted a 14-17 record but eight of those losses came in his first season.
He guided the Rams to two playoff appearances in his first two seasons and their first postseason win in eight years.
Rainbow is excited about the chance to build a program from the ground up but will miss his players and friends in south Georgia.
Harris Rainbow said. "It is a sad day for me having to leave here but sometimes you have to put your family ahead of some other things. That is basically what we did. I had to make the decision it would be better for my family to get up closer to our families. So, we decided to take the trek back north."
Rainbow says Walnut Grove will play a j.v. schedule in 2009 and a varsity schedule in region 8-AA in 2010.
He also has recommended several assistants on his staff be considered as his replacement at Worth County.