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Football: Crowder retiring after two seasons at Denmark
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Denmark football coach Terry Crowder observes the action during the Danes' game against Cherokee Bluff on Aug. 24, 2018 at Denmark High School. - photo by Ian Frazer

Terry Crowder will not return as Denmark's head football coach, athletic director Jamie Corr confirmed Friday morning.

"Principal (Heather) Gordy and I congratulate Coach Crowder on his well-earned retirement," Denmark athletic director Jamie Corr said. "He accomplished everything a coach could wish for in his 30-year career, and certainly accomplished more than we could have wished for in started the Denmark football program. Terry has helped put our young school on the statewide map and propelled our football team well beyond where we thought we would be after two short years."

Crowder could not immediately be reached for comment.

Corr said the administration will spend two weeks filtering through candidates before conducting interviews.

"The search for his replacement is underway, and we will receive resumes until Jan. 24," Corr said. "At that time, we will begin the interview process and look to name a new head coach by mid-February."

Crowder is the second head football coach in Forsyth County to step down this week, and the third since the end of the season, joining Lambert coach Louis Daniel and West Forsyth coach Shawn Cahill.

Crowder, who was hired in 2017 as the school's first football coach, led the Danes to a 7-3 record and a first-round playoff appearance in 2019. He finished 12-8 in his two seasons at Denmark.

Crowder came to Forsyth County from Creekview, where he coached the Grizzlies for five seasons, compiling a 31-22 record. He went 60-40 in nine seasons at Chattahoochee and won a state championship.