Valdosta High School BOE releases Rodemaker as head football coach

Valdosta High School head football coach fired

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WALB) - Valdosta High School Head Football Coach Alan Rodemaker was voted out of his position Tuesday night.

According to Rodemaker, in a 5-4 vote during the Valdosta City School Board meeting, he was released from leading the Wildcats after only four years at the school.

Rodemaker was brought on board at Valdosta High in 2016. He led the Wildcats to their first title since 1998 in 2016.

He accumulated 36-17 record in the four years he led the Wildcats.

He told WALB that he plans to speak with the superintendent and the team, including his son, about being let go and then decide what he plans to do next.


On Wednesday, Rodemaker’s attorney, Sam Dennis, filed an open records request for any and all information on the Valdosta City Schools Board of Education (BOE) meeting and the decision to not renew Rodemaker’s contract.

Dennis also filed a letter with the BOE, demanding a board meeting and a revote.

WALB News 10’s John Barron will be sitting down with Rodemaker Friday to discuss his recent release and his next steps.

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