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Lowndes High School football coach announces retirement

Posted at 9:33 AM, Dec 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-17 11:22:27-05

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) — Lowndes High School football head coach Randy McPherson has announced his retirement after 37 years of coaching.

According to a press release, coach McPherson made his retirement announcement on Tuesday morning to the entire team and coaching staff.

“I would like to thank the Lowndes community for having me as their coach for the last 18 seasons. I have decided to retire from coaching after 37 years in coaching, I made this decision before the season began but I did not want it to be a distraction. I will always be a Viking. I plan to give some time back to my wife that I owe her. God Bless,” said Coach McPherson.

Coach McPherson has spent 24 years as a head coach. McPherson is 181- 46 in 18 seasons as the Lowndes head coach with three state titles.

Lowndes County School Superintendent Wes Taylor stated, “Coach McPherson has enjoyed incredible success as a Head Football Coach amassing 252 Wins with only 55 Losses in 24 seasons as a Head Coach. Even more impressive than his remarkable winning record is the positive difference he has made in the lives of countless young men during his stellar career.”

He also spent six years with Madison County and won a state championship with the Cowboys in 2001. From 1996 to 2001, he went 71-9.