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Daugherty out as Southside head coach

Southside, AL – After seven seasons at the helm of the Southside-Gadsden football program, Ron Daugherty is out as the Panthers head football coach.

The 25 year coaching veteran has been relieved of this coaching duties by the Etowah County Board of Education but is expected to remain on the Southside faculty.

Daugherty departs as the second winningest head coach in the program’s 91 year history. The Hokes Bluff native’s career record stands at 46-32, two games behind Randy Ross who lead the Panthers to a 48-26 mark from 1978-1984.

Daugherty took the reigns of the Southside program in 2013 after serving as the team’s offensive coordinator for two seasons. During his seven seasons as head coach, Daugherty complied a 46-32 record, 27-16 in region play, while a advancing to the post season three times and winning a pair of region titles. In his first season he lead the Panthers to a 13-1 record and the program’s only trip to the AHSAA state semi-finals.

The Panthers 2013 first round playoff victory snapped a 17 year drought without a postseason victory.

Before coming to Southside in 2011, Daugherty spent time as an assistant at Gadsden City, West Morgan, and Elkmont.

The Panthers are coming off a 2-8 campaign in 2019.