Wednesday, November 25, 2009
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Clayton News Daily
From Staff Reports
Forest Park football coach Rod Perrymond resigned after 2-8 and 1-9 seasons, first reported by internet sources and confirmed Monday by Panthers athletic director Steven Cole.
Cole said that Perrymond and Forest Park principal Troy Journigan met last week, the result of which culminated in Perrymond's departure.
Perrymond's resignation leaves Forest Park with a head football coach vacancy for the fifth time in the past eight years. Forest Park has not had a winning season since 2000, which is currently the second longest streak of losing seasons in the Southern Crescent.
The Panthers opened this season with a 8-0 victory over Mundy's Mill. From there, Forest Park lost nine straight.
Perrymond is a former all-class player of the year in Georgia. He was part of Dunwoody's 1993 state championship team that went 15-0.
A running back, Perrymond finished with 40 touchdowns in his high school career, two short of Herschel Walker's state record at the time, according to the Georgia High School Football Historians Association.
Perrymond began his college football career at the University of Georgia before transferring to Morris Brown.