Michael Pollock is officially out as head coach of Americus-Sumter.
The Sumter County Board of Education voted 4-1-2 this week to terminate his contract rather than put him on unpaid suspension, according to the Americus Times Recorder. Pollock was suspended beginning with the Sept. 14 game for a practice incident in which he reported kicked a player in the behind.
Offensive coordinator Chris Wade is the team’s interim coach. Americus-Sumter is 4-1 overall, 3-0 since Pollock’s suspension.
Pollock had led Americus-Sumter to its only winning seasons the past two years (7-5 and 6-5). The school opened in 2004 as the merger of Americus and Sumter high schools.
Pollock had been Valdosta’s offensive coordinator under Rick Tomberlin and was 19-6 as head coach of Cook in 2000 and 2001.