Spears takes Montgomery position

G.W. Carver High School in Montgomery, Ala. has hired Vernon (Fla.) High football coach and athletic director, Willie Spears, to its new head coach.

The Class 6A Carver Rams have complied a 46-25 record over the past six season, making the playoffs five times. However, the team experienced losing seasons in 2015 and 2016.

Spears coached the Vernon High Yellowjackets to a 14-8 record and one district title in his two seasons there. He had a winning record as head coach of Escambia High Gators, but got into a dispute with Superintendent Malcolm Thomas.

During his time out of high school athletics, Spears helped launch the BLAB TV show “Morning Brew.”