Dampeer leaves Pontotoc for Alabama job

By Tim Tutor/Pontotoc Progress

It’s true.

Charlie Dampeer has left the Pontotoc High School football program. After four seasons (24-19) at the helm of the Warriors, he will retire from Mississippi and start again in Alabama.

According to Lavonte Young of The Daily Home, The Talladega County Alabama Board of Education approved Dampeer to be the new head coach of the Lincoln High School Golden Bears on Tuesday afternoon.

The 51-year-old Dampeer, leaves the state of Mississippi after rebuilding several local programs.

“He is an experienced coach,” said Lincoln High Principal Terry Roller said. “He has had a tremendous amount of success of building programs.”

Coach Dampeer ended his fourth season in Pontotoc last year at 5-6.

He came to Pontotoc in January of 2007 by way of Tishomingo County where he lead the Braves — two seasons — with 6-5 and 8-3 records, respectively.

Before Tish County, Dampeer had stints in Saltillo (where in 2004 his Tigers finished 8-3), Columbus Caldwell, Mendenhall and Kossuth.

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