First-year Florence football coach Jamey DuBose has received interest to become the next football coach at Gadsden City.
Florence athletics director Byron Graham confirmed Gadsden City has made a “lucrative offer” to DuBose.
That happened sometime just before Christmas, Graham said, but DuBose has yet to make a decision to stay or leave.
“We knew when we hired him that he would be the kind of coach, with the success he’s had, who would received a lot of interest from other schools every year,” Graham said. “He promised that if other offers came on the table that were worth listening to, he would let me know about it, and he’s honored his word.
“As of now, he’s still a Falcon,” Graham added.
DuBose wasn’t available for comment Monday.
Florence city schools superintendent Janet Womack said DuBose earns $87,000 annually, which includes his base pay as a physical education teacher and coaching supplement, when he was introduced as the Falcons’ coach Jan. 27.
DuBose has a 59-28 record in eight years as a head coach, including a 7-4 season at Florence this year, as the Falcons finished second in Class 6A, Region 8 and beat top-four ranked teams in two of their final three regular-season games.
Florence returned to the playoffs for the first time since 2009, but lost in the first round to Huntsville.
DuBose came to Florence from Prattville, where he led the Lions to two state championships and a runner-up finish during his four years as head coach while compiling a 42-13 record.
He was part of two more state-title teams as an assistant coach at Prattville, where he’d been since 2004. He also served as head coach at Class 3A Susan Moore in 2002 and 2003.
Former Gadsden City coach Joe Billingsley resigned Nov. 16. He compiled a 58-26 record and made the playoffs in each of his seven years as the only coach the school had known, since being formed by consolidation in 2006.
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