Fitzgerald resigns at Pearl-Cohn

Maurice Fitzgerald, the face of Pearl-Cohn Comprehensive High School and a pillar in the inner-city community, resigned yesterday as the Firebirds' football coach after 16 years. Fitzgerald compiled a 105-77 record at Pearl-Cohn while winning two TSSAA state titles — more than any coach in the history of Metro Nashville Public Schools. "There's a time for everything," Fitzgerald said. "I've really been honored to have coached at Pearl-Cohn the past 16 years, and I give the Lord all the glo



"There's a time for everything," Fitzgerald said. "I've really been honored to have coached at Pearl-Cohn the past 16 years, and I give the Lord all the glory for any successes I may have had or my teams have been able to achieve.

"There's really nothing wrong. It's kind of like being the CEO of your own company, but not in control of everything that happens to your football program. There's a lot of small things like the budget that have not been very good."

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