After two seasons at the helm for Dougherty High School, head football coach Jesse Hicks handed in his letter of resignation Friday afternoon. Hicks struggled to turn the Trojans around, going 2-8 in 2010 and 1-9 last year. (email@example.com)
ALBANY — Jesse Hicks, the man who promised to change not only the football program but the attitude of the community around Dougherty High School, has left his job as the head coach for the Trojans.
Hicks, who came to Albany two years ago and talked about bringing pride back to the east side and making football important again at Dougherty, won only three games in two years, including last season’s 1-9 record. Dougherty went 0-6 against city rivals in two years and was 0-12 in two years in Region 1-AAA.
Hicks will be taking a job at Central Macon High, where the Chargers went 1-8 this past season.
“He turned in his resignation (on Friday),’’ Johnny Seabrooks, Dougherty County’s Director of Athletics, told The Herald on Friday. “I will begin right away to find a replacement so we can give these kids some direction as they head into (spring football).’’
Hicks built Baldwin into a powerhouse team before coming back to Albany, where he played football and was also an assistant coach at Albany State. He had hopes of doing the same at Dougherty High, but was never able to beat a Class AAA team.