Maurice Freeman leaves Brooks County for job in Alabama

Two-time state champion head coach Maurice Freeman has stepped down as the head coach of Brooks County after 20 seasons in Quitman over two stints, from 1994-1997 and 2008-2023.

Freeman is currently 31st in all-time wins in Georgia with 250 and a .681 winning percentage. Between his two stints with the Trojans, he made stops at Southwest Macon from 1998-2001 and Brunswick from 2002-2007. Over that time, he won championships in 1994 and 2021, along with six region titles in 2008, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2018, and 2023.

Throughout his career, Freeman has coached players like Georgia High School Football Hall of Famer Marcus Stroud, Eagles Pro-Bowl cornerback Darius Slay, former Georgia cornerback Malkom Parrish, and former AJC Offensive Player of the Year and current Georgia Southern running back Omari Arnold.

Freeman is stepping down to take the head coaching job at Daleville High School in Alabama. Daleville is a historic program that has struggled over the past few seasons, missing the playoffs for the fourth straight season in 2023, going 7-33 in that span. Daleville has won 10 region titles and one state championship in 1992 over their 60 year history.

Freeman will be replaced at Brooks County by longtime assistant Josh McFather, who will serve as interim head coach until a permanent replacement can be named.


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