A sixth member of the Rome High School athletics community has resigned. Brent Bell, who spent 16 years coaching overall, will continue to teach at Rome High, according to colleagues. Bell most recently served as receivers coach on the Rome team that won the 5A state football title in December. He also served as an assistant basketball coach.
On Friday, Milt Travis, the Wolves’ head basketball coach, submitted his resignation. Travis joined the school system four years ago this month. He says he’s filed a statement on the reasons he’s is leaving, citing changes within the school’s operations.
Resignations already on file include the following:
- Kevin Strickland, mostly recently Rome High’s athletics director but reassigned under football coach John Reid’s promotion, is leaving to become assistant principal at Model.
- Baseball coach Michael Dougherty is leaving for Coosa.
- Cheerleading coach Jennifer Dougherty for Armuchee.
- Girls basketball coach Jared Hughes is leaving to become head coach at Woodstock.
- Bryan Aspera, a history teacher and wrestling coach at Rome High, is gone following his arrest on charges of allegedly having a sexual relationship with a female student who was a minor at the time between 2011-13.
Students and RHS insiders say additional resignations are pending.
The Rome City Schools system currently has 17 jobs posted on Teach Georgia, including an assistant principal, counselor, healthcare sciences and social studies teachers at RHS.