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Wilson returning as Bryan County football coach
Mark Wilson
Mark Wilson

Former Bryan County High School football coach Mark Wilson is returning to that position, Bryan County Schools announced Friday. Wilson will also teach physical education.

The move was approved by the Bryan County Schools Board of Education Thursday night.

Wilson stepped down in March 2015 to take the head coaching position at Taylor County High School in Butler to be closer to family. In his five seasons at BCHS, he went a combined 22-30 and made the state playoffs twice. His 2016 Taylor County squad went 10-2 and made it to the second round of the Class A state playoffs after a 3-7 season in 2015.

“Bryan County is a special place and we are thankful to be coming back,” Wilson said. “The statement ‘Once a Redskin always a Redskin’ is very true and we look forward to being a part of the school and community.”

Bryan County Principal Crystal Morales said she believes Wilson will provide “consistent and long-term success” at the school.

“We are excited to welcome Coach Mark Wilson and his family back to Bryan County High School,” she said. “He possesses the passion, experience and commitment to lead our program and develop our student-athletes, both on and off the field.”

Wilson replaces Allen Cartwright, who resigned as Redskins coach earlier this month. He was a combined 8-12 in two seasons and has accepted the defensive coordinator position at Tattnall County High School.

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