Lowndes to hire football coach from Central-Phenix City

Jamey DuBose, who led Central High of Phenix City, Ala., to a Class 7A state title in 2018, is Lowndes’ choice to replace the retiring Randy McPherson.

DuBose told his Central team of his impending departure Tuesday morning, according to WRBL-TV in Columbus. DuBose’s hire was expected to be approved by the Lowndes County board of education in a specially called meeting Tuesday evening. 

DuBose, an Alabama native, has been the head coach for three state championship teams in his home state. His teams at Prattville outside of Montgomery won Class 6A in 2008 and 2011. He came to Central outside of Columbus, Ga., since 2014. His teams are 66-11. His 2018 team finished 14-0. DuBose’s overall record is 137-39.

Lowndes was Georgia’s Class AAAAAAA runner-up this past season and finished 14-1. McPherson came to Lowndes in 2002 and won state titles in 2004, 2005 and 2007 along with eight region titles. His record was 181-46.

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