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Caldwell talks about his future plans

Photo by Scott Chancey

Photo by Scott Chancey

ALBANY -- Jeff Caldwell, who will resign as both football coach and athletic director at the end of this school year, said there was no pressure to resign after a 3-7 season and has not applied for any other jobs.

That doesn't mean, however, he won't in the future. His plans are hopefully to coach football at a school that allows 49-percent work days for coaches who are retired. That way, a coach can work a half day, prepare the team, get paid for that half-day and still draw retirement money.

One primary reason Caldwell is leaving Westover is that he tried to apply for the right to work 49-percent days at Westover. That proposal, however, was rejected by the Dougherty County School Board.

"I got that notification by the school board Thursday, and I thought about it through the weekend," Caldwell said. "I'm going to look at 49-percent situations, whether they're here in Georgia or Alabama, North Carolina or somewhere."

"The preference by the board, at this time, is to have full-time employees," added Mike Windom, who is on both the school board and county athletic committee.

In a similar situation, Charles Flowers -- who is retiring as Dougherty's football coach at the end of the school year -- will go to Troup County next school year to be its football coach and work 49-percent days.

ALBANY -- Jeff Caldwell, who will resign as both football coach and athletic director at the end of this school year, said there was no pressure to resign after a 3-7 season and has not applied for any other jobs.

That doesn't mean, however, he won't in the future. His plans are hopefully to coach football at a school that allows 49-percent work days for coaches who are retired. That way, a coach can work a half day, prepare the team, get paid for that half-day and still draw retirement money.

One primary reason Caldwell is leaving Westover is that he tried to apply for the right to work 49-percent days at Westover. That proposal, however, was rejected by the Dougherty County School Board.

"I got that notification by the school board Thursday, and I thought about it through the weekend," Caldwell said. "I'm going to look at 49-percent situations, whether they're here in Georgia or Alabama, North Carolina or somewhere."

"The preference by the board, at this time, is to have full-time employees," added Mike Windom, who is on both the school board and county athletic committee.

In a similar situation, Charles Flowers -- who is retiring as Dougherty's football coach at the end of the school year -- will go to Troup County next school year to be its football coach and work 49-percent days.