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Eric King Resigns As Elysian Fields Athletic Director + Head Coach

Elysian Fields athletic director and head football coach Eric King turned in his resignation on Thursday. (Jeff Stapleton,

Elysian Fields athletic director and head football coach Eric King announced his resignation Thursday morning.

The resignation goes into effect at the end of his current contract, which runs through July 31.

King, who was recently named the Super Team Coach of the Year, guided Elysian Fields to the Class 2A Division II state semifinals in 2012. In three years at EF, King compiled a 23-13 record.

“It was time for me and my family to move on, as well as Elysian Fields Independent School District,” King told Thursday afternoon. “There’s been a lot of long hours at board meetings, and a lot of this and that. It’s been a big waste time for the kids. Hopefully by doing this, I can help the situation along and give them a chance to get a coach in here so he can put in his system. I just don’t want the kids to be behind the eight-ball when next season rolls around.”

King’s contract was not renewed prior to the 2012 season, and the issue had yet to be resolved by the EFISD school board.

“They spent a lot of hours trying to do the right thing,” King said. “That’s coaching. In the pros, college and even high school, things don’t work out sometimes. I’ve been lucky enough to be here three years. I was able to be a part of two playoff teams and one regional title team. There were good people to work with and a lot of good kids in the program. Sure it’s frustrating, but there’s a bright side too. This was a job I never thought I’d have.”

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