Curley Hallman Resigns from Muscle Shoals HS

MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (AP) - Former LSU and Southern Miss coach Curley Hallman has resigned following his fourth consecutive losing season at Muscle Shoals High School.

Board of Education officials accepted his resignation, Monday.

Hallman, whose resignation was not a surprise, was 14-26 in four seasons at Muscle Shoals, finishing with a 4-6 record in 2007.

When Curley Hallman arrived four years ago, school officials hoped he would be the person to turn the football program around at Muscle Shoals High School. The Trojans never qualified for the playoffs while he was at Muscle Shoals.

Superintendent Jeff Wooten told Hallman after the season that he -- quote -- "would recommend that he be relieved of his coaching duties."

Hallman did not attend the school board meeting, where his resignation was accepted. Muscle Shoals principal H.L. Noah said the search for Hallman's replacement would begin immediately.

Hallman was an assistant at Alabama under both Bear Bryant and Gene Stallings.

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