It is with deep emotion that I announce that I met this afternoon with our
varsity football players of Canyon High School and informed them that I am
resigning as head varsity football coach. I have also sent a formal
notice of my immediate resignation to the principal.
Simply, I can no longer effectively coach with the environment created by
our school administrator; and it is time to end that divisiveness.
I had hoped, planned and wished to coach this season and many ensuing
seasons at Canyon High School. I remain passionate about coaching,
teaching and supporting our young men and women as they prepare for the
responsibilities of adulthood.
It has been my great honor to coach the varsity program at Canyon High
School for 18 years. Others may focus on the championships, titles and
wins over these many years. But, for me, the greatest memories are and
will remain those of our great young men. I have coached and watched them
work harder than they ever imagined, both on the gridiron and in the
classroom. Many have excelled; and all have been a part of something
bigger than any one individual's efforts or successes.
To my players, coaches, staff, parents and boosters – past and present – I
thank you for allowing me to be a small part of your life. I thank you
for your wonderful and enthusiastic support.
I also wish to thank the Wm. S. Hart UHS District Board. My family and I
will forever be honored by their unanimous decision to name our beautiful,
new stadium, "Harry Welch Stadium." Wednesday's installation of the
formal sign was one of the great highlights of my professional life.
It was important to make this decision and pass the torch to another
before Spring Ball begins in just a couple of weeks. The program is in
great shape for another successful season – we have great and deep talent.
I will always be a Cowboy at heart and will now cheer from the sideline of
life for the 'Boys.