Valdosta City School Board votes on Propst

Rush Propst, Head Football Coach at Valdosta High School (Source: WALB
Rush Propst, Head Football Coach at Valdosta High School (Source: WALB(Source: WALB)
Updated: Apr. 27, 2021 at 11:35 PM EDT
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VALDOSTA, Ga. (WALB) - The Valdosta City School Board made a decision on Head Football Coach Rush Propst’s future with the Wildcats Tuesday night.

In a 5-3 vote, the school board voted not to renew Propst’s contract.

BREAKING: Rush Propst’s contract has not been renewed. The Valdosta City School Board 5-3 in favor of not renewing.

Posted by Paige Dauer WALB on Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Propst’s contract will expire on June 30.

After an hour into the executive session, the Valdosta School Board followed Superintendent Doctor Todd Cason’s recommendation to not renew Propst’s contract.

Cason could not discuss the specifics of what led to their vote.

Currently, school officials are challenging several penalties levied against them by the GHSA.

The next step is to begin the search for a new head football coach. Cason said they’re focused on the new future ahead for Valdosta football.

Propst has been under scrutiny in Valdosta since court documents outlined new allegations against the former Colquitt County Packers’ head football coach.

Later, a secret audio recording provided by a Valdosta Booster Club member was released that reportedly contained audio of Propst requesting “funny money” for potential recruits and personal expenses.

Since then, Propst has been suspended and the Georgia Professional Standards Commission has investigated the embattled coach.

Also on Tuesday night’s agenda, was the settlement for the lawsuits brought by former Wildcats head football coach Alan Rodemaker.

The board voted 4-3 to not take action Tuesday night.

The vote means they’ll continue to review the settlement before deciding whether to accept or reject the settlement.

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