W.S. Neal looking for new coach

Published 2:15 pm Thursday, November 4, 2010

Kevin Jordan has resigned as head football coach and athletic director at W.S. Neal High School after an 0-10 season with the Eagles.

“I have enjoyed having the opportunity to coach these kids,” Jordan said Monday. “It was a great group of kids. I love them very much. That will never change. I obviously regret that we did not win more football games, but I regret that for the kids. I wanted them to be successful and I wanted them to enjoy the fruits of winning. Those kids worked hard. I wanted them to come off that field with victory.”

Jordan will remain a teacher at the school but said he will look at other opportunities in the future.

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Principal Patty Frazier said the school has no immediate plans to replace Jordan but will proceed with a search soon.

“We feel like it is time to move the athletic program in a new direction,” Frazier said.

Frazier praised Jordan for his hard work with the program.

“He’s done a wonderful job,” she said. “There are a lot of positive things he’s done that I was very pleased with.”

Jordan, who was an assistant coach since coming to the school in late spring 2006, was named head coach in 2009, after Blaine Hathcock took a coaching job at another school. The Eagles were 2-8 in Jordan’s first year as head coach.