Rewind Wednesday – Colquitt County’s Rush Propst

As we head toward the start of our fifth year of the High School Football America Radio Show, we’re starting a new feature called Rewind Wednesday that looks about at some of the incredible guests we’ve had on the show since July 21, 2011.

Today we rewind to September 11, 2014 when we spoke with Colquitt County High School head coach Rush Propst, who joined us at the start of a season that ended with the Packers winning their first-ever Georgia AAAAAA and a #4 ranking in our final Top 25 national rankings.  With plenty of returning talent, Probst and the Packers have a great shot at landing in our 2015 Preseason Top 25 that we’ll release on August 1st.

Propst has built Colquitt County into a Georgia-power after taking Hoover High School in Alabama to national fame with the MTV show Two-A-Days and plenty of state championships.

Below here is a state-by-state list of incredible guests we’ve had on the show.

Alabama

Jamey Dubose, head coach Florence HS
Josh Niblett, head coach Hoover Hs
Jimmy Perry, head coach St. Paul’s Episcopal School

Alaska

Jason Caldarera, head coach Service HS
Brad Igou, head coach Barrow HS
Brian Houston, assistant coach Barrow HS
Ducan Shackelford, head coach Chugiak HS
Justin Zank, head coach Voznesenka HS

Arizona

Amy Arnold, head coach Mesa Prep
Shaun Aguano, head coach Chandler HS
Steve Belles, head coach Hamilton HS

Arkansas

Josh Floyd, head coach Shiloh Christian HS
Nate Olson, veteran Arkansas HSFB journalist

California

Justin Alumbaugh, head coach De La Salle HS
Elijah Asante, head coach St. Paul HS
Blake Barnett, QB at Corona Santiago HS
Jim Benkert, head coach Westlake HS
John Carroll, head coach Oceanside HS
Rob Frith, head coach El Toro HS
Terry Eidson, assistant coach De La Salle HS
Ben Enos, sports writer The Mercury
Matthew Glick, kicker Harvard-Westlake HS
Bill Jarvis, head coach Cornerstone Christian
Paul Knox, head coach Dorsey HS
Bob Ladouceur, head coach De La Salle
Raul Lara, head coach Long Beach Poly
Matt Logan, head coach Corona Centennial
Martin Ludlow, founder Dorsey HS Football Boosters Club & Director Urban Football Coaches Association
Dax McGregor, QB Cornerstone Christian HS
Mike Moschetti, head coach La Mirada HS
Jason Negro, head coach St. John Bosco
Jimmy Nolan, head coach Carson HS
Jake Olson, blind long snapper for Orange Lutheran HS
Jaime Ortiz, head coach San Clemente HS
Chuck Peterson, head coach Orange Lutheran
Bill Redell, head coach Oaks Christian School
Eric Sondheimer, LA Times Preps reporter
Mark Soto, founder of Battle for Veterans
Johnny Stanton, QB Santa Margarita HS (now at Nebraska)
Jeff Steinberg, head coach Corona Santiago HS
Casey Taylor, head coach Del Oro HS
Jacob Taylor, RB Rim of the World HS
Harry Welch, head coach Santa Margarita HS

Colorado

Andy Lowry, head coach Columbine HS

Connecticut

Tom Brockett, head coach Ansonia

Florida

Mark Brunell, former NFLer & head coach Episcopal HS
Sean Callahan, head coach Armwood HS
Rocco Casullo, St. Thomas Aquinas HS
John C. Cotey, sports writer Tampa Bay Times
Erin Dimeglio, QB South Plantation HS
Joe Kinnan, head coach Manatee HS
Jeff Kopp, head coach Providence School
Shane Matthews, former NFLer & head coach Nease HS
Dazmond Patterson, RB Plant City HS
Bobby Ramsay, head coach Yulee HS
Corky Rogers, head coach The Bolles School
Roland Smith, head coach Miami Central
Ricky Watters, former NFLer & head coach Oak Ridge HS
Joshua Wilson, founder Florida HS Football

Georgia

Mickey Conn, head coach Grayson HS
Drew Jubera, author Must Win about Valdosta HS
Rush Propst, head coach Colquitt County HS
Jess Simpson, head coach Buford HS

Illinois

Chris Andriano, head coach Montini Catholic HS
Don Beebe, head coach Aurora Christian HS
Chris Salvi, defensive coordinator St. Ignatius HS & Italian pro football player

Indiana

Gehrig Dieter, WR South Bend Washington HS
John Hebert, head coach Carmel HS
Mike Kirschner, head coach Ben Davis HS
Vince Lorenzano, head coach Bishop Chatard HS
Greg Rakestraw, IHSAA Championships TV announcer
Travis Nolting, head coach North Central HS
Chase VanSchoyck, RB North Central HS
Larry “Bud” Wright, head coach Sheridan HS

Iowa

Mark Tabb, author of The Sacred Acre about the murder of Aplington-Parkersburg HS (IA) head coach Ed Thomas
Dick Tighe, head coach St. Edmond

Kansas

Roger Barta, head coach Smith Center HS
Mark Cook, athletic director at Herrington HS
Joe Drape, NY Times writer/author of Our Boys on Smith Center HS
Trey Hall, head coach Sunrise Christian Academy

Kentucky

Chance Anthony, WR/DB Breckenridge County HS
Bob Beatty, head coach Trinity HS
Dale Mueller, head coach Highlands HS

Louisiana

J.T. Curtis, head coach John Curtis Christian School
Tim Fontenot, founder of the Tee Cotton Bowl, Ville Platte vs. Sacred Heart

Maryland

Bill McGregor, head football coach at DeMatha HS
Bob Milloy, head coach Good Counsel

Massachusetts

Ray Cosenza, President Massachusetts High School Football Coaches Association
Bill Tracey, head coach Wellesley HS

Michigan

Brianna Amat, kicker for Pinckney HS
Dave Beachnau, Executive Director Detroit Sports Commission Prep Kickoff Classic
Bob Buckel, head coach Powers Catholic
Gabe Dean, QB Lowell HS
Noel Dean, head coach Lowell HS
Dean Dompierre, father fighting for Down Syndrome son Eric’s right to play senior year @ Ishpeming
Al Fracassa, head coach Brother Rice HS
John Herrington, head coach Harrison HS
Gus Kapolka, director of Michigan HS Football Coaches Association East-West All-Star Game
Joe Reddinger, head coach North Dickinson HS
Irv Sigler, head coach Jenison HS
Mike Watson, Oxford HS Athletic Director

Minnesota

Mike Grant, head coach Eden Prairie HS

Mississippi

Lance Pogue, head coach at South Panola HS

Missouri

Royce Boehm, head coach Lee’s Summit West HS
Gus Frerotte, former NFLer & head coach John Burroughs School
Drew Lock, QB at Lee’s Summit HS
John Roderique, head coach at Webb City HS
Tony Severino, head coach Rockhurst HS
Chris Shields, head coach Joplin HS
Matt Webb, head coach Maryville HS

Montana

Koni Dole, RB Huntley Project HS

Nevada

Tony Sanchez, head Bishop Gorman HS

New Hampshire

Chuck Lenahan, head coach Plymouth Regional HS

New Jersey

Vince Ascolese, head coach North Bergen HS
Marcus Borden, head coach East Brunswick HS
Bill Bruno, athletic director, Brick Twp. Schools
Nunzio Campanile, head coach Bergen Catholic
Jim Cashman, OL Haddonfield HS
Pierce Frauenheim, head coach Immaculata HS
Tony Karcich, head coach St. Joseph Regional HS
Collin Nordstrom, LB Seton Hall Prep
Chris Partridge, head coach Paramus Catholic HS
Greg Toal, Don Bosco Prep

New Mexico

Blake Miller, assistant coach Jemez Valley HS

New York

Andrea Marsh, DB Panama Central HS

North Carolina

Chris Hughes, founder Carolina Preps
Christian Hurt, QB Starmount HS
Ron Massey, head coach A.L. Brown HS
Bob Paroli, head coach Seventy-First HS
Scott Young, head coach West Rowan HS

Ohio

Ryan Anderson, OL Roosevelt HS
Tom Bolden, head coach Colerain HS
Matt Dennison, head coach New Philadelphia HS
Mike Dyer, Cincinnati Enquirer preps editor
Todd Filtz, head coach Canton McKinley HS
Rick Finotti, head coach St. Edward
Jim Hilvert, head coach La Salle HS
Chuck Kyle, head coach St. Ignatius
Maty Mauk, QB Kenton HS
Mike Mauk, head coach Kenton HS
Nate Moore, head coach Massillon Washington HS
John Nemec, head coach Roosevelt HS
John Rodenberg, head coach Archbishop Moller
Drew Sarachman, offensive coordinator Archbishop Hoban
Steve Specht, head coach St. Xavier HS
Brian Wical, head coach Cardinal Stritch HS

Oklahoma

David Alexander, head coach Broken Arrow
Chad Cargill, founder of Echo1612 & Assistant Coach at Christian Heritage Academy
Tony Merrell, head coach Christian Heritage Academy

Oregon

Chris Casey, head coach Aloha HS

Pennsylvania

Bridget Algeo-Letukas, producer of Football Family documentary about Lansdale Catholic HS
Adam Breneman, Cedar Cliff HS, America’s #1 TE recruit who will miss senior year after tearing ACL
Jim Cantafio, head coach Cedar Cliff HS
Jason Cato, reporter Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
George Curry, head coach at Berwick HS, PA’s winningest coach
Carm DeFrancesco, head coach Mt. Carmel HS
Ed Dunn, head coach Martin Luther King
Harold Fairclough, head coach Allentown Central Catholic HS
Brian Fluck, head coach West Catholic HS
Gabe Infante, head coach St. Joseph’s Prep
Brennan Marion, head coach Waynesboro HS
Dave Mika, founder EasternPAFootball.com
Tom Nola, head coach Clairton HS
Jim Reeser, sports editor The Citizens Voice
Steve Shiffert, head coach Easton HS
Terry Smith, head coach Gateway HS
Phil Stambaugh, head coach Pius X HS
Jim Tkach, former head coach Northern Lehigh/Bo & Brett Backyard Brawl
Terry Totten, head coach Pittsburgh Central Catholic
Noah Spence, DE at Bishop McDevitt HS
Art Walker, head coach North Allegheny HS

South Carolina

Bobby Bentley, head coach Byrnes HS
Jeremy Grogan, head coach Walhalla HS
Dan Jones, head coach Gaffney HS
John McKissick, head coach Summerville HS

South Dakota

Bill Godsil, head coach Sturgis Brown HS
Brian Hermanson, head coach Washington HS

Tennessee

Gary Rankin, head coach Alcoa HS
Scott Stidham, head coach South Gibson
George Quarles, head coach Maryville HS

Texas

Chris Ball, former TX hsfb coach & current AD at Lubbock HS
Hank Carter, head coach Lake Travis HS
Todd Dodge, head coach Marble Falls HS
Chris Doelle, founder of Lone Star Gridiron
Bill Elliott, head coach Celina HS
Blake Feldt, head coach Permian HS
Chris Fisehr, founder #txhsfbchat & offensive line coach at Ridge Point
Johnathan Gray, RB Aledo HS
Tony Heath, head coach Pearland HS
Gary Joseph, head coach Katy HS
Eddie Luccio III, Texas State Rep. on in-season contact bill
John Manziel, QB Tivy HS
Claude Mathis, head coach DeSoto HS
Addison Marshall, DE Foster HS
Joe McBride, head coach Coppell
Todd Peterman, head coach DeSoto HS
Jim Rackley, head coach Judson HS
Dylan Sheffield, QB Wichita Falls HS
Jason Strunk, head coach Lubbock HS
Greg Tepper, Associate Editor Dave Campbell’s Texas Football
Duane Toliver, head coach Claude HS
Chris Tripucka, business owner Allen HS
Shane Tripucka, Allen HS punter
Neal Tull, Asst. Coach & Nutrition Coordinator at Lubbock HS
Hal Wasson, head coach Southlake Carroll HS
Tom Westerberg, head coach Allen HS

Utah

Mario Cadenas, promoter 2012 Beehive Kickoff Classic
Jerry Cowan, head coach Duchesne HS
Amy Donaldson, sports writer Deseret News
Bailey Kenter, Australian punter Layton Christian Academy with him mom & dad

Vermont

Ramsey Worrell – head coach Woodstock HS

Virginia

Chad Hornik, head coach Thomas Jefferson HS (Richmond)
Stan Sexton, head coach Phoebus HS

Washington

Jon Kitna, former NFLer & head coach Lincoln HS
Robert Polk, athletic director Everett HS

West Virginia

Don Reeves, head coach Parkersburg HS

Wisconsin

Bruce Larson, head coach Somerset HS

Wyoming

Todd Dayton, head coach Cokeville HS

Miscellaneous

David Beigie, State Farm Insurance/Friday Night Feats video contest
Bruce Boettcher, After the Game Insurance
Jonathan Bray, actor former HSFB player from Massachusetts stars in Sideways – the Play
Jon Butler, Executive Director of Pop Warner
Jim Caviezel, star of When The Game Stands Tall
Michael Chiklis, star of When The Game Stands Tall
Mark Collins, former NY Giant, founder of 2FiveSports
Bret Cooper, Blue-Grey All-American High School Football game
Bill Courtney, former head coach at Manassas HS (Tennessee) star of Oscar winning documentary Undefeated
Tim Curran, founder of Webletes.com
Kevin DeShazo, founder Fieldhouse Media talking about social media and the student-athlete.
Judd Ehrlich, director of We Could Be King documentary
Chris Fore, former HSFB head coach/author of book How We Won
Clay Fowler & Mark Schoellkopff, executive producers of the documentary film Signing Day
Zach Gilford, Matt Saracen of NBC television series Friday Night Lights
Rashid Ghazi, director of documentary Fordson: Faith, Fasting, Football
David Graff, founder/CEO of Hudl
Darrin Gray, Tony Dungy’s All-Pro Dad
Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN chief medical correspondent talking about concussion documentary Big Hits, Broken Dreams
Scott Hallenbeck, Executive Director of USA Football talking about IFAF World Championship
Jim Halley, USA Today high school sports reporter on 30th anniversary All-USA team
Dick Hammer, radio voice of the Easton (PA) and Phillipsburg (NJ) Thanksgiving Day game who has called 45 of the 105 games in the series
Dr. Lamar Hasbrouck on heat-related deaths and injuries during two-a-days
Chris Hicks, owner Iron Core Athlete
Ken Hoffmann, Krossover
Steve James, director of documentaries Head Games and Hoop Dreams
Byron Jenson, awards director of the High School Rudy Awards
Alex Kirby, author of Speed Kills: Breaking Down the Chip Kelly offense
Vince Leveille, former coach at Vassar HS (MI) helping former player and wounded Marine Travis Mills
John Loose, Executive Director of Lauren’s 1st and Goal, Lafayette College assistant coach that holds football camps and OH & PA raising money for pediatric cancer
Dan Lyle, former college football and rugby player talks rugby tackling in football
Mark McMillian, former NFL player/Semper Fi All-American bowl
Caitlin McNally, producer of PBS documentary Football High
Ovie Mughelli, Atlanta Falcons Pro Bowl fullback
Channa Norman, Texas football wife on her blog “Life as a Coaches Wife”
Chris Nowinski, Co-founder Sports Legacy Institute
Derrick Oien, founder Score Stream
Steve Parker, former Bryan Station HS (KY) head coach who will introduce Pittsburgh Steeler Hall of Fame Center Dermontti Dawson in Canton HOF ceremony
Chuck Rohe, director of NIKE Coach of the Year Clinics
Stu Ross, founder of Before They Were Pros videos
Dave Schuman, Founder National Underclassmen
Brandon Sheppard, director of the National Select 7-on-7 Tournament
Dr. Jarrod Spencer, sports psychologist/Founder Mind of the Athlete
Steve Spiewak, MaxPreps.com national high school football writer
Patrick Steenberge, Founder Global Football
Brian Stewart, President of Urban Football Coaches Association
Randy Taylor, head recruiting evaluator for NCSA Athletic Recruiting
Joey Teichert, founder of The Debris Inhibitor Razur
Dave Trimbur, executive director of Big 33 Classic in Hershey, PA
Morgan Tyree, photo journalist of Temples…Where the Game is Played, book on 6 and 8 Man Football in Wyoming and Montana
Undefeated , Academy Award nominated directors Dan Lindsay and TJ Martin discuss 2009 documentary on Manassas HS (TN) football team
Donal Walsh talks teaching rugby tackling in high school football
Fran Walsh, 2012 Maxwell Football Club Jim Henry Award winner
Chuck Williams, director of HSFB film Shake Off The World
Mark Wolpert, executive director of The Maxwell Football Club, America’s oldest football club
David Zelon, producer of When The Game Stands Tall

About the Author

Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.