Athens Head Football Coach Allen Creasy Retires

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Athens, Ala. (WHNT) After 29 years of high school coaching, Allen Creasy is stepping down to retire. Creasy's 100 wins are the most in Golden Eagles football history. Throughout his career, Creasy coached several different sports at Colbert County, Lauderdale County, and Decatur but made his mark as the head man for Athens football. The Golden Eagles qualified for the playoffs in 12 of his 16 seasons in charge of the program and won the 2006, 5A state championship.  In a statement released by the school on Monday, Creasy said.

“I am thankful for the opportunities I have had here in Athens over the past 20 years. Athens has been a great place to live, work, andraise a family. I have had the privilege to coach two of my sons while here, see my daughter participate in the band, and be with my youngest sonalmost every day at practice and on the sidelines with me. I am very thankful for those opportunities. I have also had the opportunity to work withsome outstanding assistant coaches over the years and appreciate their hard work and commitment to the program. I am grateful for the support Ihave received from the Athens City School Administration and School Board over the years. I leave feeling optimist about the future of the AthensHigh School Football Program and am confident they will find an outstanding coach to keep the program moving forward. As I reflect over my 29years of coaching, I know without a doubt that my greatest privilege has been being a part of the lives of the young men that have participated in the program. I hope I have contributed to their lives in ways that help them become better men.”

The search for his replacement will begin immediately.