After three seasons at the helm of the LCHS football team, Shane Williamson officially stepped down
After three seasons at the helm of the LCHS football team, Shane Williamson officially stepped down from his position as LCHS head football coach last week to take the same job at Hawkinsville High School.
“I would like to thank Dr. Rob Brown, the board of education and administration for supporting me and my family while working at LCHS,” stated Williamson in a press release. “I also want to thank the players and parents for their commitment to the program. Lumpkin is a special place and I wish them the best.”
Williamson, who went 8-22 during his three seasons with the Indians, accepted the head football coach position at Hawkinsville High School in Pulaski County, replacing former head coach Will Conner.
“I appreciate all the hard work Coach Williamson put in while in Lumpkin County,” said LCHS athletic director Nicky Jenkins. “I wish him all the luck in his new position.”
With Williamson stepping down, Lumpkin is now in search of a new head football coach.
“The job was posted on Wednesday after the news of Williamson stepping down and the applicants are already pouring in,” Jenkins said. “We will advertise for 10 days and then decide on who to interview.”
Jenkins is confident that the current coaching staff will be able to handle business until a new head coach can be hired. However, there will be some adverse effects from Williamson’s departure.
“We still have five varsity coaches on staff and they will continue morning workouts on Tuesday and Thursday morning,” Jenkins said. “Until we hire a new coach, we will not be having spring football. After he arrives, he will be able to set his own calendar.”
Jenkins hopes that the process moves quickly and smoothly, but doesn’t want to rush the decision either.
“We will move at a fast pace since we are close to the end of the school year,” Jenkins said. “We hope to have a new coach in place by mid-May at the latest. We want to move at a fast pace, but we want to find someone right for Lumpkin County.”