Jennings leaves Douglas

Bubba Jennings spent two seasons as head football coach at Douglas. He resigned Wednesday. He guided the Eagles to a 28-0 win over Asbury in their spring jamboree. He served as head coach at Susan Moore from 2007-14 and was an assistant coach at Sardis in 2015-16. 

The Douglas High School football program is searching for its fourth head coach in five years after the Marshall County Board of Education accepted Bubba Jennings’ resignation during Wednesday afternoon’s meeting at the central office in Guntersville.

Jennings had no comment when contacted by The Reporter to ask about why he stepped down.

The board hired Jennings in June 2017 to succeed Brad Pounds, who coached one season at DHS in 2016. Pounds followed Brian Knapp, who served as head coach from 2008-15.

Jennings’ squads finished 0-10 in 2017 and 1-9 in 2018. He was encouraged by the Eagles’ progress during spring practice. They defeated Asbury 28-0 in a jamboree and concluded the spring with 55 players on the roster.

Then-Douglas Principal Angie Stapler received 74 applicants for the job when Jennings was hired.

He compiled a 44-42 record at Susan Moore from 2007-14. His 2008 and 2009 teams won Class 3A region championships.

“I am not officially on the job as principal until Tuesday, but we are going to get the position posted immediately,” new DHS Principal Patrick Smith said.

“Obviously, we are going to do everything possible to find the very best candidate for the job and get them in place as soon as possible.”

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