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COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) — A 4-year run with the Falcons has come to an end for one legendary head football coach.

Tony Stanford

Tony Stanford

Tony Stanford confirmed with WCBI on Wednesday evening that he is no longer the head football coach at Columbus High School. Stanford says he was asked to step down by the school administration and he complied with the request.

Stanford was (22-23) in his four seasons as head coach of the Falcons. He helped lead Columbus to their first playoff birth during the 2012 season in seven years at the school. He became head coach in 2010 after a 2-year stint as defensive coordinator under then head coach Bubba Davis.

Stanford told WCBI that he is beginning the early stages of finding a new coaching job and reiterated that he still wants to be a head football coach somewhere in Mississippi.

The Winona High alumnus has spent 38 years coaching football in the state of Mississippi. His most memorable coaching stop was at Louisville where he helped guide the Wildcats to the 1995 Class 4A State Championship.

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