Embattled head football coach Rush Propst announced his resignation from Pell City High School on Friday.

The Pell City School Board attempted but ultimately failed to remove Propst at an April board meeting. Per WBRC, the board held a special meeting on April 24 with a vote on the “non-renewal” of Propst as head coach on the agenda. The vote failed to receive a second motion and failed.

However, the coach best known for being the head coach of powerhouse Hoover during its MTV "Two-A-Days" show said in a statement released on Friday night he was resigning.

“To be absolutely clear, this decision was mine and mine alone. I believe that this is the best path for our team, my family, and the entire Pell City School System,” Propst said in a statement.

Propst compiled five state titles while leading the Hoover Buccaneers and two more while head coach at Colquitt County High School in Georgia before being fired for off-field issues.

He left Colquitt for in-state Valdosta High School, where he was sanctioned for playing ineligible players.

After two years away from head coaching duties, Propst returned to Pell City, going 1-10 in his first season with one win vacated due to playing an ineligible player.

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