South Alabama Mobile Newsroom: Georgiana Football Coach Terminated

The Butler County school board has fired the head football coach at Georgiana High School.

Superintendent Mike Looney tells WSFA 12 News the decision was unanimous to fire Donald Mixon. According to Looney, "Mixon was insubordinate and violated the school's Internet policy." Looney says Mixon is no longer the coach but the board did not fire him as a teacher.

As a teacher, Mixon is still on administrative leave with pay because he is the subject of an investigation by the Butler County sheriff's department. Looney declined to say what that investigation is about. Mixon has worked at Georgiana High School for five years and had just completed his first year as head coach.

Reporter: Bryan Henry