Atmore, AL – After parting ways with first year head football coach and athletic director Brandon Wilcox, Escambia Academy has introduced new leadership. Escambia Academy officials announced Tuesday afternoon that EA alum Cassidy Murphy will step in as the program’s new Athletic Director and current assistant football coach Gex Billups will take over as the Cougars’ interim head football coach.
A press release issued by Headmaster Susan Kirk reads: “Escambia Academy would like to reassure and encourage our membership about the future of our athletic programs with the announcement of Coach Cassidy Murphy as Athletic Director and Coach Gex Billups as Interim Head Football Coach. Both will be working diligently to enhance all aspects of Cougars athletics.”
Billups will lead the 0-3 Cougars on the field for the first time this Friday night as Escambia Academy welcomes the Valiant Cross Warriors to Bachelor Field.