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Ray Perkins Resigns as Head Football Coach of JCJC

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Ray Perkins (72) steps down as head football coach of Jones County Junior College.

His decision comes just five weeks after JCJC's loss to East Mississippi Community College in the Region 23 Title Game. That was the team's first championship appearance since 2001.

The MACJC Coach of the Year led the Bobcats to a 15-5 record in his two seasons with the team, which makes walking away bitter sweet for the former NFL head coach.

In an official statement released by Perkins on Monday, he said:

"Over two years ago, I had the great privilege to become associated with Jones County Junior College, more specifically with the kids at Jones County Junior College. I will be forever more grateful and thankful to [Jones County Junior College President Dr.] Jesse Smith for making that happen."

"It has truly been an honor to be the head football coach at Jones County Junior College and I wish them nothing but the best in the future."

The resignation becomes effective Dec. 31. 

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