Bobby Hall resigns from Philadelphia, says he's now retired

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Multiple news outlets report that Bobby Hall has resigned from his job as head football coach at Philadelphia High School.

Posted: Aug 27, 2018 1:03 PM
Updated: Aug 27, 2018 8:09 PM

PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (WTVA) - Northeast Mississippi native Bobby Hall has resigned from his job as head football coach at Philadelphia High School.

Hall took the job with the Tornadoes after resigning in February from Biloxi High School.

WLBT's Mike Sands reports that Hall says he has retired from coaching after only two games at Philadelphia.  His team was leading Ruleville 20-6 when it was called because of lightning. His second game was a 38-14 loss to Bay Springs.

Hall tells WTVA's Jim Holder, "I thought I was the man for this job, but obviously I am not."

Defensive coordinator David Frey has been named the interim head coach of the Tornadoes for the rest of the season. Philadelphia hosts rival Neshoba Central on Friday.

Hall is considered one of the top high school football coaches in Mississippi.  In the 1990s, his teams won four state titles — three at Amory and one at Louisville.

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