Gadsden City High School has targeted first-year Florence football coach Jamey DuBose as its next head football coach.
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 had yet to make a decision.
"We knew when we hired him that he would be the kind of coach, with the success he's had, who would receive 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.
Phone calls to DuBose were unsuccessful Monday afternoon and evening.
Florence city schools Superintendent Janet Womack said earlier this year that DuBose earns $87,000 annually, which includes his base pay as a physical education teacher and coaching supplement.
DuBose has a 59-28 record in eight years as a head coach, including a 7-4 season at Florence this year. The Falcons finished second in Class 6A, Region 8 and beat top-four ranked teams in two of the 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. He compiled a 42-13 record at Prattville.
He was part of two more state-title teams as an assistant coach at Prattville, where he had 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.