Darren Reed left Central High School this week for Christmas break and left the school’s football program, as well.
After two years at the helm of the Central football program and an overall record of 4-16, Reed resigned the post earlier this week.
The Warriors finished 3-7 in 2012 in Reed’s first year and 1-9 this past season.
“We have his resignation via email and it has been submitted to human resources at the school board office,” Central principal Charles Collins said Wednesday in regards to Reed’s resignation. “Pending approval by the Wise County School Board in January the head football coaching position will be advertised after the board meeting in January.”
Reed did not return phone calls or text messages to The Coalfield Progress Tuesday and Wednesday regarding his resignation.
In an interview published in the Kingsport Times News Wednesday, Reed said he decided to step away from the position after two years to give someone else the opportunity to try to get the program going in the right direction.
“The program wasn’t going in the direction I wanted it to go. Basically once we evaluated everything... I decided I probably needed to get into the hands of somebody who can get it going,” he told the Times News.
Prior taking over at Central, Reed served as an assistant football coach at Gate City High School.
He has also worked as the head volleyball and head baseball coach at Gate City.
The position at Central was Reed’s first job as a head football coach.