Written by Elizabeth Davis. Posted in Sports

Model High School’s head football coach Gordon Powers announced his retirement from the post on Thursday, ending a nearly 40-year career as a high school and college football coach.

Powers has served as head football coach for 12 seasons during his 14 year tenure at MHS, according to a media release from the Floyd County Schools. The Blue Devils netted 60 wins, 67 losses and six playoff appearances under his direction.  His teams from 2012-2016 set a school record by making the state playoffs five consecutive years.

MHS Prinicipal Scott Savage states, “On behalf of the entire Model Community, I would like to thank Coach Powers for his great contributions to the school and the football team over the last years.  He’s helped to develop a great group of men over his tenure.  We wish him well with his retirement.”

Powers leaves MHS tied with N.S. Woodard for second most wins as head football coach and third in win percentage behind Ralph Tuggle and Wayne Huntley.

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