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At least 17 high school football coaches get six-figure pay

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MOULTRIE, Ga. (AP) - A newspaper's analysis of state data shows that the head coach of Colquitt County's football team is one of at least 17 coaches earning a six-figure salary in Georgia.

Rush Propst, whose salary could top nearly $134,000 if Colquitt County wins state again, said the money comes with demands on par with those heaped onto college coaches with much higher salaries, The Moultrie Observer reported (http://bit.ly/21k0bpD ). Propst is the former head coach of Hoover High School, a perennial powerhouse in Alabama.

The newspaper reports that in Georgia, big pay isn't just for big-school coaches.

The highest-paid coach in Georgia, Jess Simpson, coaches at Buford High School, according to the analysis of state and local education data. The Wolves compete in AAAA, Georgia's third-highest classification. Simpson will earn $174,000 this year.

Information from: The Moultrie Observer, http://moultrieobserver.com

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