Starr's Mill football coach Mike Earwood retires ... but not from football

Thu, 03/20/2008 - 1:45pm
By: Kevin Wandra

Starr’s Mill head football coach Mike Earwood has decided to retire, but his career as the school’s football coach, he hopes, won’t be coming to an end.

Earwood is retiring from full-time teaching, but he wants to remain at Starr’s Mill as its football coach and work as a part-time teacher.

The Fayette County Board of Education has to approve Earwood’s decision. Its approval is pending.

“At this point, it’s very strong that I’ll be back at Starr’s Mill,” Earwood said. “It’s not going to change much of what I do.”

Earwood has been a teacher for 30 years. He started his teaching career at North Clayton, where he spent two years, then he taught at the University of West Georgia for six years.

Earwood then taught at Cartersville for 10 years and spent one year at Upson Lee before taking his current job at Starr’s Mill, where he has spent the past 11 years working as a physical education teacher.

Starr’s Mill has reached the state playoffs seven times under Earwood’s direction.

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