The Phenix City School Board maintains that Woodrow Lowe was not fired as head football coach at Central High School.
Under Alabama law a coach cannot attain tenure and is employed for a years term under a supplemental contract, wrote Sydney Smith, the school boards attorney.
Coach Lowe has been employed under a supplemental contract for each year that he has served as Head Football Coach at Central High School. Coach Lowe was not fired. Coach Lowe was not offered a supplemental contract for the 2014-2015 School Year. Coach Lowe remains an employee of the Board and has been asked to return to his teaching responsibilities for the 2014-2105 School Year if he so desires.