Lumpkin County is now seeking a new head football coach. Wednesday morning, coach Shane Williamson announced he was leaving the program following a 3-7 season at the helm.
Williamson is accepting the Hawkinsville High School head coaching position out of Pulaski County. Hawkinsville is a Class 1A program in Region 4-A, and have gone 10-20 in the past three seasons combined.
“Coach Williamson was approved last night at Hawkinsville High as their new head football coach,” Lumpkin Athletic Director Nicky Jenkins told BLITZ. “He resigned his position at Lumpkin Co this morning. Coach Williamson is a really good man and I wish him all the luck in his new position.”
Williamson came to Lumpkin in 2015 after the departure of Ty Maxwell, and guided the Indians to a 4-6 mark, including a 2-4 region record, which left Lumpkin just shy of making the playoffs.
In 2017, the program regressed to 1-9 with a smaller senior class, but rebounded to 3-7 in 2018. His overall region record was 4-14 in that span, and he was 8-22 over three seasons.
Williamson enters his 19th season as a head coach, and carries an 86-93-2 overall record, with previous stops at Swainsboro, Toombs County, Forsyth Central, and Lumpkin. He won two region titles as Swainsboro and made the playoffs six times as a head coach.
The Indians have featured four coaches in the past 10 seasons, with Tommy Jones leaving after the 2012 season, Brad Waggoner coaching one season in 2013, Maxwell from 14-15, and Williamson 16-18.
“We will begin to search for a new head football coach immediately,” says Jenkins of the plan. “We will move at a fast pace but we will be looking for the best fit for our kids, our community, and for the program.”