Gary resigns, Dougherty back in the market for football coach

The Trojans will have their third football coach in as many seasons when they kick off 2019

Dougherty High searching for a football coach

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - For the Second straight offseason Dougherty High School is searching for a new head football coach.

After one year, Damien Gary has resigned to take the offensive coordinator job at his Alma mater Clarke Central in Athens.

The Trojans went win-less in the first year under the former standout UGA punt returner.

It was the program’s third win-less season overall, and second in the last 6 years.

That wasn't the cause for Gary's departure.

He’s taking a job where he not only starred in high school ball, but started his coaching career as an assistant from 2005-2010.

Dougherty would’ve loved to retain him. Now they’re looking to find a coach who can build from where Gary has left off.

Damein Gary departing Dougherty for Clarke Central

“We have a good foundation. Coach Gary built a great foundation,” said Doughrety High School athletics director Fred Thomas.

“He had players out there that I never thought would play, some basketball players. So we want to bring someone in who can keep that momentum with the energy of the players.”

Gary will continue in his role until his replacement is found.

Dougherty will review applications in about a week and a half, and is looking to start the interview process immediately.

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