Five of Georgia’s 10 highest-paid football coaches won’t be returning to their old jobs next season. Two were forced out, two got better jobs, and one retired.
The five are Rush Propst of Colquitt County ($141,870), Franklin Stephens of Ware County ($128,226), John Ford of Buford ($123,761), Joey King of Cartersville ($123,252) and Lee Shaw of Rabun County ($119,443).
The salary data comes from First Coat News, a Jacksonville media organization that has researched the figures for the past four years. It found 44 Georgia head football coaches with salaries over $100,000 this academic year, about twice the number from 2014-15. The research does not include salaries for private-school coaches, as those records are not public.
Propst, the highest-paid coach in Georgia, was fired