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Report: Former Hoover head coach Rush Propst is facing more allegations of misconduct

Valdosta High School

Valdosta, GA – Former Hoover head football coach Rush Propst, who led he Bucs to a 110-16 record, including five state championships from 1999-2007, is facing more allegations of misconduct in Georgia.  

According to multiple reports Valdosta City Schools is investigating misconduct claims made against Propst, the current Valdosta High Wildcats head coach, in a 64 page deposition that was mage public in Georgia on Tuesday.  

The deposition is part of a wrongful termination lawsuit being brought against the South Georgia school system my former head coach Alan Rodemaker.  In the deposition, Valdosta Touchdown Club director Michael Nelson accuses Propst of interfering with the program’s head coaching search, using funds meant for stadium advertising for personal use and directing him to raise funds to pay for living expenses for a pair of quarterback transfers which included University of Miami signee Jake Garcia.  Garcia transferred to Valdosta from California but was declared ineligible prior to the 2020 season.  

Propst coached at Asheville, Eufaula, Alba and Alma Bryant before taking over the Hoover program in 1999.  He resigned after nine seasons, facing multiple allegations of wrongdoing.  The Ohatchee, AL native was hired in 2008 by Colquitt County High  in Moultrie, GA where he lead the Packers to 119 wins in 11 seasons including three state runner-up finishes and back-to-back Georgia state titles in 2014 and 2015.  He was dismissed following the 2018 seasons for allegedly violating the school’s Code of Ethics for Educators.  

He was hired in March to lead the Valdosta Wildcats, one of the nation’s most successful high school football programs.  The Wildcats posted a 7-5 record and reached the Georgia state semifinals in 2020.  

Propst career head coaching record currently stands at 302-101.  

Read the full deposition HERE