USA Academy (Alabama) hires its first head coach

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CJ Harris is leaving Park Crossing (Alabama) after one season to become the new head coach at USA Academy in Coosada, Alabama. The fledgling school that will play a major national high school football schedule in 2020.

Harris becomes the school’s first-ever head coach. Early in the year, USA Academy announced that Rush Propst would be the school’s first head coach, but last month, it announced that Propst and the school never signed a contract and couldn’t come to terms on one.

Last year, Harris took a 3-7 regular season team to the quarterfinal round of the Class 6A playoffs, which included a first round upset of Saraland.Harris also spent three years at Sidney Lanier where he won seven games after a winless first season.

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