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Hankins Leaves Thomasville for Wayne County Miss

Longtime Thomasville football coach Jack Hankins is resigning from the Tigers program to take the job at Wayne County Mississippi.

Hankins plans to retire from the Alabama public school system, draw his retirement pay and coach In Mississippi.

“I wasn’t looking for anything at all,” Hankins told “God just blessed us. They (Wayne County) called and asked if I was interested. They knew I had my time in. We put the numbers together. It happened to work out. I wish I could tell you more. God just opened a door for me to go through.”

The 3A Tigers went 10-2 in 2020, which was Hankins' 9th team to win at least 10 games. His overall record at Thomasville was 169-62. The Tigers won the 2010 4A State Title, was runner up in 2006 and all but one of his Thomasville teams made the playoffs.

“Thomasville has been a great place,” Hankins said. “It’s been so good to me and my family. I wish them nothing but the best moving forward. The cupboard is not bare. They will be good next year. I think we are leaving the team in good shape. It is definitely a bittersweet time, but it’s time for someone else to take the reins here and for us to open a new chapter in our lives.


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