MOULTRIE, Ga. (WTXL) - Justin Rogers is the new head coach of the Colquitt County Packer football team. The Colquitt County Board of Education voted unanimously Monday to hire Rogers, who comes from Jones County.
Rogers replaces Rush Propst, who was let go in March after an investigation into several allegations. Rogers accumulated a 45-15 record at Jones in five seasons. He knows how to win, and he promises the winning tradition at Colquitt County is not going anywhere.
"There's some things we're going to change a little bit here and tweak a little bit here, but we aren't changing winning," he said. "We are going to keep that tradition going. We'll continue to do things the right way and continue to make sure we have a focus on that. We have to understand that's important. We're here for that. That's why they have a scoreboard. We won't shy away from that we understand that."
Winning is the norm in Moultrie. The Packers have played in the State Championship game four of the last five years, winning in 2014 and 2015. Rogers went on to say the commitment and the demand of excellence in his first week in Moultrie is something he's excited to be a part of.
"That's phenomenal. If you're a competitive person, that's all you can ask for," he said. "Give me the resources to be good, I expect to be good as well. Lot of fun being here and again, that's what makes that tradition so great here."
The Packers open the 2019 season Saturday, August 24th against North Gwinnett.