Head coaches at Upson-Lee and Oconee County have resigned this week, and Rockmart head coach Dan Duff has retired.
Upson-Lee caoch Tommy Watson and athletics director Eddie Payne resigned Tuesday morning, according to WTGA-FM in Thomaston.
Watson was 23-38 in six seasons. Upson-Lee had one winning season under Watson (6-5 in 2011) and was 4-6 this season.
Oconee County coach Mitch Olson resigned on Monday, the school announced. Principal Sheila Beckham made these comments through an e-mail:
“I am grateful to Coach Olson for his dedication to our football program. He has truly made an impact both on the field and in the classroom. He always strives to make each athlete/student a better person. Thanks to him, the Warrior Creed has become a part of the OC culture. Warriors always strive to do their best – ‘All of the time, not some of the time.’”
Oconee County was 2-8 this season. Olson was 20-41 in his six seasons. Olson was the high school coach during LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger’s senior season in 2008.
At Rockmart, Dan is leaving after 12 seasons. His record was 63-63, and he led the Yellow Jackets to five playoff apperances. Duff also was head coach at Hixson (Tenn.) for six seasons and was an assistant at Pickens, Rome, West Rome, Franklin County and Randolph-Clay.