A highly successful yet controversial South Georgia high school football coach is suspended while under an internal investigation, First Coast News has confirmed.
Rush Propst, the Colquitt County High School head football coach, has been suspended with pay pending the outcome of an internal investigation, according to an Colquitt County schools administrator.
The school district didn’t disclose any details of the investigation. The coach was informed of the suspension Tuesday morning.
Propst, currently the highest paid high school football coach in Georgia, get paid while suspended. According to data obtained by First Coast News, Propst earned $141,870.13 during the 2017-2018 school year.
The suspension was first reported by WALB. (Link: https://www.google.com/amp/www.walb.com/2019/02/26/rush-propst-suspended-coaching-duties/%3foutputType=amp)
Propst rose to fame while coaching Alabama’s Hoover High School because it was featured on an MTV show Two-A-Days. Since then, Propst’s career has had its ups and downs. Propst’s Hoover career ended after it was revealed he had a second family. (http://www.espn.com/espn/e60/story/_/id/9611293/the-confessions-rush-propst). While at Colquitt, Propst was seen on camera head butting a football player and faced a yearlong suspension. That suspension was overturned. (https://www.al.com/sports/2016/06/rush_propst_suspended_for_year.html)
Since he join Colquitt, Propst and the Packers are 32-7 in the Georgia High School Football Playoffs since 2009. Since Propst’s arrival in 2008 the Packers are 105-34-0. Since 2009, the Packers have reached the quarterfinals each year, the semifinals eight times and the State Championship game four times, winning twice, according to the team’s website.