According to Central-Phenix City Superintendent of Schools Randy Wilkes, during a team meeting of players this morning, Tuesday, January 7, Central High School Head Football Coach Jamey DuBose announced his retirement from the State of Alabama. Coach DuBose will reportedly accept a head football coaching position outside of the state in the near future. Coach DuBose acknowledges that this is one of the most difficult decisions that he has ever had to make due to the support of Central High School and Phenix City Schools. The relationships forged with players, parents, colleagues, administrators, and community members is something he will fondly remember for a life-time. Coach DuBose’s desire is to continue those relationships and noted that “once a Red Devil, always a Red Devil.” In six years as Central High School’s head football coach, Coach Dubose led the Red Devils to one state championship, one state runner-up, two final-four appearances, six consecutive regional championships, and compiled a record of 66-11. Phenix City Schools appreciates Coach DuBose’s commitment to excellence both on and off the playing field, noting the significant amount of emphasis DuBose placed on character, grade point averages, and ACT scores. According to school officials, Coach DuBose went above and beyond in seeking scholarships for players as evidenced with last year’s signing class of 20 student-athletes and this year’s early signing of seven players to Division I scholarships.