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Minor parts ways with George Bates

Adamsville, AL – After leading the Minor Tenacious Tigers to their first 6A region championship since 2003, George Bates has been dismissed.  Bates surprise dismissal was announced following the programs second consecutive trip to the AHSAA quarterfinals.

In three seasons at Minor, Bates compiled a 26-11 record, 16-4 in region play, including three trips to the post season.

Prior to accepting the top job at Minor, the 36 year old spent two seasons as the head coach at Birmingham’s Parker High School.  Bates lead the Thundering Herd to combined 12-10 record including the program’s first playoff victory since 2005.

Bates’ career record currently stands at 38-21, 5-4 in the post season, with a region title and four consecutive tips to the playoffs.

Stay dialed to PrepsNet find out where Bates’ signature purple sweater will show up next.

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