High school football Update: Infamous Football Coach Rush Propst Lands Associate Head Coaching Job

Coosa Christian has hired a coach who has been on two reality TV shows and has a reputation for being controversial and well-traveled.

Rush Propst, a well-known coach in high school football, has returned to the field as the associate head coach at 1A Coosa Christian (Gadsden, Ala.). He will be joining Mark O’Bryant, who led Conquerors to a 10-5 record and a state semifinal berth. O’Bryant was also named the 1A coach of the year by the Alabama Sports Writers Association.

After being away from coaching for two seasons, Rush Propst has been hired as the associate head coach and athletic director for Coosa Christian. Propst has a controversial past and has been featured on two reality TV shows.

He was last coaching at Valdosta (Ga.), where he was fired amid allegations of illegally recruiting players, including Californian Jake Garcia, which was chronicled in the Netflix series “Title Town.”

Propst also faced controversy while coaching at Hoover (Ala.), which was featured on MTV’s popular “Two-A-Days” reality show, and was dismissed at Colquitt County (Norman Park, Ga.) in 2019 after being charged with various offenses.

“I’m getting back in because I need to get back in,” Propst told AL.com. “I was a dad for two years (watching his son play football). I enjoyed it. I wouldn’t trade it for anything, but I do want to get back into coaching.”

At Valdosta, Rush Propst achieved a milestone of 300 career wins. However, he was forced to forfeit seven of those victories, leaving him with a total of 295 wins.

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