Randy McPherson retires as Lowndes (Georgia) head football coach

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After a long and very successful career, Randy McPherson is stepping down as the head football coach at Lowndes High School in Georgia. During his 18 years with the Vikings, McPherson’s record was 181-46 with state championships in 2004, 2005 and 2007.

This morning, according to WALB-TV, Lowndes High School issued the the following statement:

During a team meeting this morning, Coach Randy McPherson announced to his team and staff that he is retiring from coaching.

“I would like to thank the Lowndes community for having me as their coach for the last 18 seasons. I have decided to retire from coaching after 37 years in coaching, I made this decision before the season began but I did not want it to be a distraction. I will always be a Viking. I plan to give some time back to my wife that I owe her. God Bless,” said Coach McPherson.

“Coach McPherson has enjoyed incredible success as a head football coach amassing 252 Wins with only 55 Losses in 24 seasons as a head coach,” Wes Taylor, Lowndes County Schools superintendent, said. “Even more impressive than his remarkable winning record is the positive difference he has made in the lives of countless young men during his stellar career.”

On Saturday, Lowndes lost to Marietta 17-9 in the Georgia 7A state championship game. The Vikings are currently ranked No. 16 in the High School Football America 100 national rankings.

Prior to arriving at Lowndes, McPherson was the head coach Madison County High School in Florida where he was 71-9 with a state title in 2001.

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