Cottonwood H.S. football coach John Gilmore leaves for Northeast, Alabama

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Cottonwood, Ala. (WDHN)—Despite no actual students on campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic,
the wiregrass high school football coaching carousel continues.

On Friday, Cottonwood High School Coach John Gilmore confirmed to WDHN that he’s heading
To the northeastern section of the state.

Following four years at the helm of the Class 2-A Bears’, Gilmore has accepted the
offensive coordinator job with one of the state’s most storied high school programs,
the Class 7-A Smiths’ Station Panthers.

Coach Gilmore says he “loved” coaching in Southern Houston County, but
this was an “offer he just couldn’t refuse”.

Cottonwood will now advertise for their head coaching position and conduct interviews.

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