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Rush Propst, iconic Colquitt County coach, reportedly suspended from football duties

Propst has captured two state titles with the Packers since 2014. Last fall, Colquitt County just missed out on a third championship during this span.

Colquitt County High School head coach Rush Propst, who led the Packers to back-to-back Georgia football titles in 2014 and '15, has reportedly been suspended with pay, pending an investigation.

The report from WALB in Albany, Georgia, attributes the Propst news to district superintendent Doug Howell, saying the coach had been placed on administrative leave Tuesday morning.

Charting the last 11 seasons, Propst has collected 119 wins, two 6A state titles and one national championship (2015). However, for that 2015 season, Propst was also reprimanded by the school for headbutting a Packers player.

According to WALB, the Colquitt County players and coaches have been apprised of the situation, which involves the school handling the Propst investigation. 

Last fall, Colquitt County breezed to the 6A championship round with a 14-0 record ... before losing to Milton in the title game, 14-13.

Citing a 2018 report from WMAZ, Propst was one of 36 football coaches in the state of Georgia commanding a salary of at least $100,000.

At the time of this writing, Colquitt County football's Twitter account has yet to address the Propst suspension.