‘I think anytime a coach like that has trouble, he should face up to what trouble he’s in.’

Residents react to Packer head coach placed on administrative leave

‘I think anytime a coach like that has trouble, he should face up to what trouble he’s in.’
Colquitt County Schools Superintendent Doug Howell told WALB Tuesday Propst was suspended pending on internal investigation into personnel issues.

MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) - Rush Propst has proven himself time and time again when it comes to his calls on the field and fans know the Packers always seem to find themselves in a state championship. Those days of great wins may be at risk as Propst was placed on administrative leave.

Colquitt County Schools Superintendent Doug Howell told WALB Tuesday Propst was suspended pending on internal investigation into personnel issues.

“I think anytime a coach like that has trouble, he should face up to what trouble he’s in. Just like everybody else,” Keethen Massey, a Moultrie resident, said.

A Moultrie native, Massey said that the team’s wins are always a great thing, but added that Propst needs to be able to answer for his actions.

“He has a great job and he has a lot to deal with. Just like the last coach we had," Massey said. "I’m not going to speak of what trouble it is, but I think he’s been a great coach myself.”

Back in 2015, Propst was caught head butting a player and was suspended. Propst later won an appeal to lift his suspension.

The reason for his suspension is unclear as the school district has not released the specific cause for starting an investigation.

WALB is looking to learn more and we will update when more information becomes available.

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