Williamson resigns as Calhoun football coach
Published 5:11 pm Friday, October 4, 2013
By Fred Guarino
The Lowndes Signal
Third-year Calhoun High School head football coach Bill Williamson announced his resignation today (Friday) due to disciplinary issues.
Dewayne Williams, the in-school suspension teacher, will fill in for Williamson tonight in Calhoun’s road game at Luverne, according to Calhoun Principal Kenneth Fair.
Williamson made a statement to The Lowndes Signal Friday afternoon, but would not take any questions.
“I resigned yesterday (Thursday) as the head coach at the Calhoun High School. I have been ineffective in teaching players the discipline they need for this football program and for life in general. My wife and I care care about the team and pray for each of the players to have success in the future,” Williamson said.
Fair said the coach for tonight’s game would be Dewayne Williams, the in-school suspension teacher, who is filling in for Williamson along with assistant coach Hense R. Ellis Jr.
Fair said he had no comment on Williams’ resignation.
Lowndes County School Superintendent Dr. Daniel Boyd said, “We are sorry to hear of his resignation, but we appreciate the contributions he has provided to Calhoun High School.”
Williamson was in his third year at Calhoun and coached the team to a 3-7 record last year. This season, the Tigers lost a heart-breaker to Goshen 26-22 and defeated Zion Chapel 44-14.
The Tigers are 1-4, 1-2 going into tonight’s game at undefeated regional opponent Luverne.