Olympic High football coach Barry Shuford has resigned.
Shuford said he wants to spend more time following his son and daughter, who are playing sports in college.
Shuford coached at Olympic since 2007. His 2013 team was 7-5. After going 4-7 in his first season, Shuford’s next six teams produced no losing seasons.
Before coaching at Olympic, Shuford was at Parkwood High (2003-06), Butler (1997-02), Garinger (1992-95) and Bessemer City (1989-91).
His career record is 142-137.
In a letter to Olympic’s administration, Shuford said, “I am resigning as head football coach at Olympic High School effective immediately. I would like to travel to see my son and daughter participate in college sports and would like to do that freely without the burden of feeling that I am neglecting my kids at Olympic High School.”
With Shuford’s resignation, there are now five head football jobs open at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.
The others are at Myers Park, Garinger, Vance and West Charlotte.
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