Dedrick Sumpter is trading in the hardcourt for the gridiron. Sumpter will leave Dothan High School to become the new head football coach at Williamson, according to the Mobile Press-Register. The move won't become official until Sumpter is approved by the school board in Mobile.
Sumpter was an assistant for the Tigers football team, as well as the head coach of the boys basketball team.
Sumpter replaces Bobby Parrish, who resigned after going 96-57 as the Lions' head coach from 1999-2011. Williamson went 4-6 in 2011.