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Hoover Football Coach Resigns

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - The Hoover city school board last night unanimously voted to accept embattled Hoover High football coach Rush Propst's resignation.

But Propst will remain in place through the end of the current season.

Superintendent Andy Craig announced the resignation at a special board meeting last night.

Under the agreement, Propst will coach through the end of the season and then be transferred to another job within the school system until his resignation takes effect August 31st.

Though the vote was unanimous, some school board members said they were dissatisfied with the outcome and terms of the agreement.

Board vice president Suzy Baker said she cast her vote under
duress.

The special meeting last night came amid calls for the resignation or removal of Propst, whose powerhouse program has been swamped by claims of improprieties in the classroom and on the field.

Propst, who has five state titles and a 108-15 record at Hoover, spoke to the audience after the meeting. He addressed concerns raised by the investigation and expressed his regret for some actions in his personal life.

But he also reiterated his pride in the Hoover football program's accomplishments.

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