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.
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.