Warner Robins High hires first African-American head football coach

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Former SEC champ makes history

WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Marquis Westbrook is a husband, a proud father, and a former cornerback on Florida’s 2000 SEC Championship team.

But that’s only the tip of the iceberg.

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He’s the first African-American head football coach hired in Houston County.  Westbrook says it’s a tremendous honor which he doesn’t take for granted.

Westbrook was hired in May 2019 after the previous coach, Mike Chastain, accepted a job as the head football coach at Jones County.

Although it’s his first season as a head coach, Westbrook says he wants young players to be self-sufficient. He also wants them to walk the stage at graduation and win state titles.