Four days after word began to spread about the release of CHS Head Football Coach John Starr from his duties with the Chattooga County High School football team, Principal Morgan Nugent made the following statement to AM 1180 Chattooga County Radio in this written comment:

"Chattooga High School would like to announce that the Indian’s interim head coach is Jimmy Lenderman. He is replacing Coach John Starr. The school has decided to go in a different direction with the football program. Coach Starr is a good man and we wish him the best. He will continue to teach at our high school. If there are any questions please feel free to contact Mr. Lenderman at ."

There are still many questions left unanswered as to the reasons behind the release of Coach Starr from his duties as football coach.