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      Lee County coaching icon stepping down

      â??I didnâ??t want a Bobby Cox type farewell tour throughout the season,â?? Williams said. â??I didnâ??t think that was fair to our students.â??

      Longtime Lee County coaching icon Rob Williams is stepping down as Trojans baseball coach. Williams will remain the Lee County Athletic Director with no intention of relieving his AD obligation in the near future.Williams began coaching the Trojans in 1989 finishing with a 529-205 record. He won the Georgia Athletic Directors Association 5A Athletic Director of the Year award earlier this year.Williams won 15 region championships as the Trojans head coach mentoring countless players to the college baseball level. His motivations always revolved around his players and Williams TM decision to step down followed suit.I didn TMt want a Bobby Cox type farewell tour throughout the season, Williams said. I didn TMt think that was fair to our students.For the first time in 25 years, the Trojans will have a new head baseball coach. Williams says no interviews have been scheduled for a new coach, and the hiring search is still early in the process.Williams says this is his opportunity to get more involved with all schools in the Lee County system including the upcoming new middle school.Stay connected to MySouthWestGA.com as stories develop and the FOX 31 Newscast at 10 PM. Visit us on Facebook and Twitter to join in on the conversation and connect with FOX 31!