Vardaman searching for new football coach; Hollis accepts administration job in Myrtle

Vardaman High School is in the market for a new football coach.

Photo by Joel McNeece - Calhoun County Journal

Coach Justin Hollis is leaving the school to accept an assistant principal position at Myrtle.

“I’ve enjoyed my time at Vardaman, but this was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up for my family,” Hollis said.

Vardaman Principal Porter Casey said he doesn’t expect it to be long before a replacement is named.

“We already have a couple of good prospects,” Casey said. “I expect something to get done very soon.”

Hollis coached at Vardaman for five years, accumulating a 44-21 record with two trips to the Class 1A North Half Championship.

“The toughest part about this decision was leaving coaching,” Hollis said.

Hollis is a native of Union County. His parents live there and his brother Mark Grubbs, former Bruce High School principal, recently accepted a job there at Ingomar.

“Family is a big part of this move,” Hollis said. “I have two kids now and would really like to spend a lot more time with them.”