He is a great guy, great teacher and fantastic coach. He called me last night to tell me his alma mater offered him its head coach position and that unless I was planning to leave in the next five years (I'm not. I will be on the sideline as long as I fit the kids in the program and plan to retire from this district) that he felt like he had to take it.
He has been with me since the year I got to my school and was really important in helping me get buy in from the parents and community as a really young coach taking over for a guy who started at this school 12 years before I was born. I owe a lot of my success here to him essentially telling people "Trust him. We got a good one."
He's a great friend and I will miss working with him. But, I know he's going to do a great job and am pumped for him.