Vidalia’s Hancock resigns, school’s search for new head coach to begin immediately

Published 5:36 pm Thursday, February 9, 2017

Vidalia High School football coach Jeff Hancock is departing the school to accept a position at McMurry University in Texas.

Hancock departs the Vikings program after a three-year stint in which VHS tallied a 5-25 mark, including a 3-7 campaign in 2016.

Vidalia High School assistant principal Bernie Cooley said Hancock’s last day at the school will be today, and a search to replace Hancock will begin immediately.

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“We’re looking for the best possible coach that can bring our kids forward,” Cooley said. “We plan on a three-week application process, and then a couple of days going through those applications. Just right at a month we’re looking at having another coach in here.”