Report: Tyler Lee Football Coach Clayton George Resigns After One Season
Clayton George is out after one season at the helm of the Tyler Lee football program, according to a Thursday morning report by the Tyler Morning Telegraph.
Lee beat reporter Chris Parry, who interviewed Tyler Independent School District athletics director Greg Priest, reported George resigned for family reasons. His family never moved to Tyler and the situation became too difficult to overcome.
George was with the team Wednesday for its annual spring football game. Priest told Parry that the district had been aware of George's intention for several days, but it wanted the head coach to stay on and get the team through spring ball.
Lee posted a 2-8 overall record in one season under George. Two losses came in spite of the offense scoring 50 or more points and four were decided by one possession.
Followers of Lee football thought George would be a great fit for quarterback Chance Amie. George previously made impacts on current NFLer Chance Daniel and current TCU starting quarterback Kenny Hill while the offensive coordinator at Southlake Carroll.
Amie, a rising senior, currently holds 17 NCAA Division I FBS scholarship opportunities. All of his invitations came during George's time.
George was Lee's third coach since Mike Owens retired in 2010. Randy Huffstickler coached the team in 2011 with an interim tag and Darrell Piske went four seasons before giving way to George.
Lee isn't the only large-sized local school in a peculiar late May position. Nearby Lindale also has a coaching vacancy.