Football coach Hal Capps announced his retirement from Mooresville High on Tuesday and later in the day was introduced as the new coach at Seneca High in South Carolina.
The Bobcats, an S.C. 3A school, were 12-1 last season under Brett Turner, who led Seneca to its first region championship in 19 years.
Though he continues to work at the school, Turner is heavily involved in a local ministry and was previously an assistant coach at Seneca, a role he might return to under Capps.
Capps was 53-22 in six seasons at Mooresville. In 2015, Mooresville was 8-4 and lost to Myers Park in the first round of the 4A playoffs.
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While at Mooresville, Capps coached in the East-West All-Star game and was head coach for the N.C. team in the 2014 Shrine Bowl.
Mooresville school officials said they will immediately begin a search for his replacement.
“Capps’ leadership and community ties run deep and Mooresville is grateful for his service,” Blue Devils athletics director Kevin Wilson said in a statement. “We wish coach Capps and his family the best as he moves into the next stage of his life and career.”