Lyle/Pacelli Football Coach Resigns

October 16, 2017 11:00 PM

(ABC 6 News) – After seven games into his first season on the job, Lyle/Pacelli head football coach Adam Hurley has resigned.

Lyle/Pacelli Activities Director Jamie Goebel confirmed with ABC 6 News Hurley resigned, but Hurley told ABC 6 News he initially stepped down as a teacher with hopes of continuing to serve as the Lyle/Pacelli head football coach.


"The superintendent, along with the school board made me resign as football coach after resigning as a teacher," Hurley said in a statement. "I told them that I wanted to continue coaching but they did not want me to stay, I even said I would remain on as a volunteer but they wanted to part ways. I urged them that it was not fair to the athletes but their minds were already made up."

Hurley previously served as an assistant coach for Jeff Johnson at Chatfield high school before taking over at Lyle/Pacelli as the program’s head football coach.

One of Hurley’s assistants at Lyle/Pacelli, Brad Walter, is currently filling Hurley’s void as the team’s head football coach.

The Athletics are 0-7 this season, and have lost 17 consecutive games dating back to 2015. Lyle/Pacelli finishes regular season play on Wednesday at no.7 Houston. The Athletics are scheduled to open the postseason on Tuesday, Oct. 24.


Sean Tehan

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