Head Newnan High School head football coach Mike McDonald submitted his resignation on Tuesday, January 10. Principal Chase Puckett accepted McDonald’s resignation Tuesday afternoon.
McDonald joined Newnan High School as the defensive coordinator in 2007 under Coach Robert Herring and took the helm as head football coach in 2009 after Herring’s retirement. McDonald compiled a record of 56-37 with the Cougars including six playoff appearances and a state semifinal appearance in 2009.
Dr. Puckett released this statement concerning McDonald’s resignation as head football coach:
“We are grateful to Coach McDonald for his work continuing to build our football program and setting the stage for future opportunities for the Cougar Nation in our new region. Mike has had a great impact on countless athletes and students. We wish him well in his future endeavors and thank him for his outstanding leadership here. He will be missed.”