‘’If the Valdosta job comes available, I would take it in a heartbeat,’’ Propst said. “It’s the winningest high school football program in history. I would not turn that job down if fortunate enough to be offered. That’s the job right now that would interest me most.’’
Propst said he also would pursue full-time college opportunities but, again citing a late start, acknowledged the possibility of coaching again as a volunteer assistant or biding his time with the broadcasting and podcasting opportunities until a full-time opportunity availed itself for 2021.
Propst lost his job at Colquitt County after a school board investigation led by superintendent Doug Howell alleged violations of the state code of ethics for educators. According to Propst, the standards commission investigated three of them – providing prescription medication to student-athletes, failure to request hotel expenses properly from the school district and failure to file taxes for seven years.
The commission did not consider accusations that Propst had lost control of the team after a loss in the 2018 state championship game or that he interfered with the hiring of a principal.
Propst released a statement Thursday and called the commission’s ruling ‘’vindication.’’
‘’The Georgia PSC’s actions today confirm that the allegations by ... the Colquitt County Board of Education ... were exactly the half-truths and intentional misinformation we said they were from the beginning,’’ Propst said in the statement. “The only logical explanation for their unprofessional conduct was to significantly damage my reputation in an attempt to gain support for their decision to dismiss me as the Head Coach of the Colquitt County Packers and to slander my reputation in hopes that I would not be able to continue to develop young men and inspire future players and coaches.’’