Jimmy Neal Steps Down After 19 Seasons at Camden

(Photo: CHS Facebook Page)

As first reported by Tom Didato of The Chronicle-Independent and then confirmed by WPUB Radio, veteran head football coach and athletic director Jimmy Neal has stepped down after 19 seasons at Camden High School.

After graduating from Camden High School in 1974, Neal played for and later coached at Furman University, serving as defensive line coach for the Paladins’ 1998 I-AA National Championship team. After 12 years on Furman’s staff, Neal was hired to coach the Bulldogs in 1998 following the retirement of long-time coach, Billy Ammons.

After a 4-6 season in 1998, Neal and the Bulldogs went on one of the most successful runs in CHS Football history, going 10-2 in 1999, 12-2 in 2000 and 15-0 in 2001 on the way to the school’s seventh state championship.

Neal is the second most successful head coach in CHS history with 133 career wins in 19 seasons. would sincerely like to thank Coach Neal and his family for their support of this website over the years and their dedication to the Camden community.