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Chuck Griffin Resigns in Troup
Friday, 13th July 2012 - 11:18AM
Chuck Griffin resigned this week as AD/Football Coach at Troup High School after just two years and a 6-15 record.

Griffin resigned to take a position as an assistant football coach at Faith Academy in Mobile, Alabama.

When asked if his resignation was in any way related to the recent U.I.L. investigation about illegal practice time, Griffin told David Smoak, "Absolutely not, our school district and the U.I.L. cleared us of any violations earlier in the summer."

Troup superintendent Marvin Beatty told Smoak, "When I told my son Jacob, who is a member of the Troup football team that Coach Griffin was leaving he said it was disheartening and very sad. My son loves Coach Griffin and I consider it a privilege that Jacob played for a man of Chuck Griffin's caliber, morally and ethically."

Dr. Beatty also told Smoak, "I made it very clear to anyone and everyone who had a concern about anything within our athletic department, the coaching staff and/or Coach Griffin. No one has ever asked me to meet with them."

Griffin came to Troup from Georgetown High School.

Meanwhile, the best way to work this story is putting all the documents, email and facts right in front of you.

In my opinion, this appears to be yet another example of a school board member(s) or someone within the community with an ax to grind and an agenda. There are more important issues within every school district than trying to run a coach out of a town, or in this case, a family. Why anyone would spend their time in life doing this is beyond me.

David Smoak


For more of the documents involved in any complaints or investigation into Coach Griffin, click on the documents below.

Griffin Reports

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