Sprenkle joins Bearcats staff

Published 6:55 pm Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Nineteen-year coaching veteran Jodie Sprenkle, who spent the last two years as offensive line coach with the Thomasville High School Bulldogs, has joined coach Ed Pilcher’s Bainbridge High School Bearcats coaching staff.

A native of Valdosta, where he played on the late coach Nick Hyder’s 1984 and 1986 State Class AAAA and national championship Valdosta High School Wildcats football teams, Sprenkle will coach Bearcat defensive ends.

He is married to the former Sabrina Stokley of Monicello, Fla. and they have two daughters, 10-year-old Tori and 7-year-old Hannah.

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Sprenkle signed a football scholarship with the University of Georgia Bulldogs where he played one year as an offensive guard. He earned a degree in social studies at Florida State University and he will be teaching history at BHS.

Before coming to Thomasville, Sprenkle was head coach at Chiles High School in Tallahassee, Fla. and Jefferson County High School in Monticello, Fla. He was also an assistant coach under the late coach Gean Cox at Aucilla Christian School in Monticello, Fla.

Sprenkle said he is very excited about joining coach Pilcher’s Bearcats staff.

“I know what a highly successful and respected coach coach Pilcher is and what a great record he had at Thomas County Central High School,” Sprenkle said. “He and Bainbridge High School principal Tommie Howell are the two reasons I decided to come here. They are both outstanding educators, and I am looking forward to working for them.”

Pilcher said he is looking forward to having a coach with Sprenkle’s experience on his staff.

Sprenkle replaces coach Donnie Lee Coxwell on the Bearcats staff. Coxwell resigned to accept defensive coordinator and head