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DCSS thanks Seabrooks for service

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

There isn't much Johnny Seabrooks didn't do for Dougherty County athletics in his 40 years in education.

He spent 28 years coaching track and field and football at Dougherty and Monroe High Schools.

In 2002, he was named the Dougherty County Schools athletic director.

But Seabrooks is calling it a career, and Wednesday night, he was thanked for his service.

Dougherty County coaches, administrators, and supporters, past and present, packed the Monroe High cafeteria Wednesday to honor Seabrooks' career.

"It's humbling," Seabrooks says. "To think that they think this much of me to come out and celebrate this retirement with me, I'm glad they're here."

He says if they hadn't told him he'd worked 40 years, he wouldn't have known it.

"Being able to be around student-athletes and coaches and be a part of their lives is the biggest thing that I've been able to do," Seabrooks says. "You never think about the years because of the fact that you're enjoying that student-athletes are being successful and coaches are being successful at what they're doing."

Seabrooks was inducted into three halls of fame in his career, and was known throughout Georgia for his acumen of the track and field rulebook.

He was a driving force in Albany hosting the GHSA girls' state track meet for over 30 years.

It's because of that vast experience in the athletics field that Seabrooks says even though he's retiring, don't expect him to just go away.

"All I've ever done has been involved in athletics. Just because it's 40 years, you can't just let it go," he says. "I want to still be involved in some way with athletics. I'll volunteer, do whatever I need to do to make sure that this program continues to flourish."

Seabrooks will continue to help run Hugh Mills Stadium, which he says will be installing a turf football field next summer.

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