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Friday May 27th, 2022 12:38PM

Football: White County's Tim Cokely resigns as head coach

By Bo Wilson Sports Editor

CLEVELAND, Ga. — Tim Cokely has resigned as head football coach at White County. 

Cokely made the announcement Monday afternoon via Twitter. 

Cokely coached the Warriors for five seasons, taking them to the playoffs four of the five years. Cokely finishes his career in Cleveland 26-27. The Warriors finished 4-7 overall and 3-3 in Region 7-3A. They lost to Cedar Grove, 79-0, in the first round of the Class 3A playoffs. 

Overall, Cokely has compiled a 179-97 career record in both Georgia and Florida. In Florida, Cokely led North Florida Christian to six state titles in 12 seasons. (1995-2009)

He came to White County in 2017 from Leon High in Florida. 

"White County has been good to me and my family, and we are truly grateful for the trust they place in us by allowing us to fill this role," he said in a statement. When I interviewed for this position, I made two promises to the hiring committee. First, I promised that we would give an honest day's work for an honest day's wage, i.e. work hard. Our coaches have worked tirelessly to help White County football succeed. Second, I promised to leave it better than we found it, and we have done that also. The future is bright, and the 2022 season is going to be a great one for White County football."

Cokely said he would remain on staff at White County through the end of the year. 

"I have learned to never say never, so I won't but ... I have no plans to ever coach again," he said in the statement. "During this transition, we will do everything in our power to help the new coach, in whatever capacity he sees fit, to ensure he gets off on the right foot." 

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