Tigers with Lee at the realm
2010 (8-1) No. 3 seed in 8-AA state playoffs
2012 (6-4) No. 4 seed in the 7-AAA state playoffs
Dawson County High School Athletic Director Grady Turner confirmed on Wednesday that longtime football coach Jeff Lee will not be returning to lead the Tigers next season.
While the Tigers ended the season with a 28-0 win over Johnson High School, the team finished the season with a 2-8 overall record.
The 2014 season marked Lee's twelfth at Dawson County High.
Lee had some success in Dawsonville with back-to-back winning seasons in 2004 and 2005. He also took the team to the state playoffs in 2010 and 2012.
In between, it was a different story with the team going 2-8 in 2006, 3-7 consecutively in 2007 and 2008 and then winning only one game in 2009.
Principal Richard Crumley said Lee will continue to teach at the school.
"He is a teacher in good standing and has tenure in our county and is welcome to stay and teach as long as he likes," he said. "The school is appreciative of his time and effort he put into the football program and we wish him nothing but luck going forward."
Lee's successor has not been named.
Lee could not be immediately reached for comment.