Hopkinsville High School is looking for a new head football coach following the resignation of Dixie Jones.
The announcement was made official this morning in a short three sentence press release from the Christian County School Board. It said Jones had resigned as head football coach, that he had been the head coach at Hopkinsville for the past six seasons, and that Hopkinsville High principal Demetria Choice will post the coaching job and will form a search committee to hire a new coach.
Jones was 33-37 in six years as head coach. His first two teams at Hoptown in 2005 and 2006 both reached the region finals. His postseason record at Hopkinsville was 5-5. However, the Tigers were just 3-7 this year and missed the playoffs for the first time since 1990.
Jones was 10-3 in one season at Madisonville in 2004 before taking the Hoptown job. He coached at Trigg County for 20 years, winning 97 and losing 121. His overall coaching record is 140-161 in 27 years as a head coach.
With the resignation by Jones, Hopkinsville has now had coaching turnover in their football, baseball, and basketball programs in the past year.