Troup has fired football coach Charlie Flowers apparently over an improper transfer of at least one football player into the Troup district, according a report by WTVM-TV in Columbus.
Parents gathered outside school district headquarters seeking answers Tuesday. Some challenged a rumor that Flowers was fired for assisting in the move of a student-athlete from Alabama to Troup County, the TV station reported.
The Georgia High School Association says it is not investigating Troup for any alleged wrongdoing.
The Troup school system has declined comment except to confirm Flowers’ dismissal. Flowers has denied comment.
Flowers returned to Troup, his almater, in 2010. The team has had 7-4 and 9-3. Flowers’ 21-season record as a head coach is 161-82 record. He was a state title at Shaw in 2000.
Troup’s top player is Reuben Foster, a linebacker who has committed to Alabama.