To the Board, Administrators, and Raymond community,
I am heavy heartedly writing this letter to resign my position as Head Coach for the Raymond Football program. It has been a long process of soul searching that has led me to this result, but at this time in my life it is the right decision for me.
All I have ever asked our students is to strive to be better day in, and day out. To enjoy the process of growth that comes along with attempting to be ones very best. To make goals which are worth obtaining, and then take the steps necessary to complete the objective. It was within my own reflective process that I have found my own life conundrum, what is next?
Ever since leaving college football there has been a small hole in my own self-actualization that hoped to return to the college game. Over the last few years this hole has grown bigger and bigger. I have always dreamed of being a college coach, going back to the days that my own Raymond High School teammates jokingly called me coach. Now is the right time for me to do the same things I have asked of our students, to set a goal and reach for it.
I currently do not have a job in line, but am applying for graduate schools as well as for a position on college staffs. I feel that it would be wrong to continue my tenure as coach if there is a possibility of me leaving. Considering that my search may drag on until late June. I feel now is the best time to resign because the school, new staff, and most of all the students themselves deserve the opportunity and time necessary to move forward as a program.
There are many good things going on at Raymond, from the continued growth of student participation in Peewee programs, to students buy in to school spirit and the process of being a community. It is hard to leave these behind.
I will be forever grateful to the administration, (Dr. Holland, Dave Vetter, Jesica Bryant, and Jason Koski) the board, the staff, the community, and most of all the student athletes. Without all of you, our programs would not have been as successful. I hope the school continues to push towards the consistency it takes to remain the proud place Raymond High School is, was, and should always be.
To the student athletes that I am leaving behind, you will be missed most of all. Remember it was you that changed the culture of your team. It was you that lifted the weights, ran extra, pushed yourself every day, and ultimately won those games. I would not be where I am without any of you. It is in each and every student at Raymond to continue the course you are on. Remember to enjoy the process and do your best, and you will find the results you seek.