Head coach leaves after years of work


photo credit: Sammy Harris

After the game \\ Coach Mike Dormady visits with his team after playing Highland Park Dec. 4. After five years of coaching at this school, Dormady resigned at the conclusion of the 2020 season.

writer: Kaleb Riley, journalism student

Coach Mike Dormady resigns after conclusion of 2020 football season.

“He was a good coach. He really did try hard to make us successful,” freshman Peyton White said.

After coaching here for the last five years, he resigned from the head coach position.  

“I was shocked when I heard the news. It came fast and was unexpected by all of the team. We really were confused at the start, but still listened and moved on,” freshman Ethan Morgan said.

On Coach Dormady’s last day as head coach, he sat the football teams down to talk. He talked about how much he loved working here and how he wished for the best.

“Coach Dormady’s last day as a coach was disappointing, but we all knew it was going to be a new opportunity for the team,” White said. 

Even though he left, the school is still working hard for their next head coach, Coach Marcus Gold. 

“This new Coach will bring new opportunities and challenges, but our school will push through,” Head Freshman Football Coach BJ Smith said. 

The challenges brought on by a new head coach are different but will become normal after a while.

“Our kids will grow up and strive for greatness with this new coach,” said Defensive Coordinator Alton Dixon. “The change will be good.”

The new coach starts Feb. 23, 2021.

“I can’t wait for the new opportunity with the new coach, I can show him what I’m capable of,” Morgan said.