Rush Propst replaced at Valdosta High by former Tennessee assistant fired for alleged recruiting violations
After just one season on the job, Rush Propst has been replaced at Valdosta High.
Valdosta decided to move on from Propst not due to the results on the field, the team went 7-5 in his only season with the program, but due to the coach being accused of illegally recruiting players to join him at Valdosta.
California four-star quarterback Jake Garcia is one of the players Propst allegedly broke rules to recruit to Valdosta. Garcia is now enrolled as a true freshman at Miami.
A viral leaked audio recording of Propst was released this offseason with including the coach admitting several rules violations. Propst also accused Nick Saban and Kirby Smart of rules violations in the recording. Following the audio recording release, Propst denied the comments he made on the tape, which was recorded without his knowledge.
Despite his conflicting statements, the damage was done and the school decided to move on from the coach. Propst has now officially been replaced by former Tennessee assistant coach Shelton Felton.
Interestingly enough, Felton is available to accept this job after being fired by Tennessee. The school fired Felton, Jeremy Pruitt and Brian Niedermyer in January for alleged recruiting violations.
Felton, of course, coached under Pruitt at Tennessee. If you were unaware, Pruitt previously served under Propst at Hoover High in Alabama.
You can’t make this stuff up.
Before landing a job at Tennessee, Felton was the head coach at Crisp County in Georgia.