No not that Troxel. Southridge football coach Andy Troxel resigned Thursday.
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Instead, Troxel informed his players that he was stepping down after 11 seasons.
“I was like, ’Wow.’ It was quite a shock,” said Palmer, a junior running back. “He’s a really good coach, a good guy, and I really enjoyed being around him. I’m sad to see him go.”
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“I want to spend more time with my family,” the 42-year-old said. “This was a very tough decision. Football is all I’ve ever known. This will be the first time in 30 years I won’t be on the field as either a player or a coach.
”This is something that
Troxel also cited health reasons in a press release that
”My wife is yelling at me that they’re not minor,“ he said. ”But they’re little things that need to be taken care of. This has to be my focus right now.“
He hopes after he’s dealt with his health issues to return one day to coaching.
”Not next year, but I’m going to see down the road what happens, where my kids take me,“ Troxel said. ”There’s not a timeline in what I’m thinking. I love the game. I love the kids. But I’m looking forward to a vacation in July.“
Southridge athletic director Ken Murray said the school would move as quickly as possible to hire Troxel’s successor.
”We don’t want to leave the kids in the program in an unknown,“
Defensive coordinator Tony Reiboldt, who led the CBBN’s top-ranked defense this season, is considered a likely candidate. He received Palmer’s endorsement.
”I hope he gets the job,“ Palmer said. ”I would really enjoy that.“