Paul Decker was frustrated and felt like the Obion County football program needed a change, so he made a tough decision.
Decker, a 1982 Obion County graduate has resigned as the Rebels head coach after six seasons.
“It was an extremely tough decision. I just felt like it was time for the program to move in a new direction under new leadership. After six years I did not feel like I was able to get the program where it needed to be,” Decker said.
“I appreciate the support I was given by the Administration and the community and I only hope for the best for Obion County football in the future.”
The Rebels made the Class 4A playoffs once under Decker as they finished 2017 season at 5-7 but defeated Craigmont 36-28 in the first round that season before bowing out to Haywood in the second round.
That was the first playoff win for the program since beating Fairley back in 2011.
The Rebels were 13-48 under Decker in his tenure and Obion County won their first game of this season as they Gibson County 23-12 but then lost the last eight games of the year to finish 1-8.
Currently 10 schools in Brainerd, Cumberland Gap, Goodpasture, Hunters Lane, John Overton, KIPP Academy, Northwest, Obion County, South Pittsburg and Zion Christian are looking for a head coach.
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