Georgia Football Coaches Get Six-Figure Pay

Posted at 3:17 PM, Nov 29, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-29 15:17:00-05

MOULTRIE, Ga. (AP) - A newspaper's analysis of state data shows that the head coach of Colquitt County's football team is one of at least 17 coaches earning a six-figure salary in Georgia.

Rush Propst, whose salary could top nearly $134,000 if Colquitt County wins state again, said the money comes with demands on par with those heaped onto college coaches with much higher salaries. Propst is the former head coach of Hoover High School, a perennial powerhouse in Alabama.

The newspaper reports that in Georgia, big pay isn't just for big-school coaches.

The highest-paid coach in Georgia, Jess Simpson, coaches at Buford High School, according to the analysis of state and local education data. The Wolves compete in AAAA, Georgia's third-highest classification. Simpson will earn $174,000 this year.