Troup hires Flowers as football coach

Charles Flowers, who won a Class AAAA championship at Shaw of Columbus in 2000, is Troup's choice as its next head coach. Troup is Flowers' alma mater.

Flowers will replace another Troup graduate, Bubba Jeter, who resigned after four seasons.

"The fact that Flowers is a Troup County native and a Troup High graduate only sweetens the deal for our student athletes," Troup principal Michael Lehr told Kevin Eckleberry for this story in the LaGrange News. "For in him, our student body will see a home-grown role model whose career is a testimony of what any of our community's youth can achieve through faith in themselves, hard work, and a commitment to personal success."

Flowers had been at Dougherty in Albany the past three seasons and was 13-17 and had retired. He said he wasn't looking to coach again unless it was an ideal fit.

Flowers' record in 19 seasons as a head coach is 145-75. In 1992, he took over Shaw, a school that had never won a playoff game. Shaw won 10 or more games in each of Shaw's last seven seasons (1999-2005).

Troup was 6-5 last season and was 23-20 in Jeter's four seasons.