Northwest High School head coach Vernon Wright has resigned as head coach of their football program, according to an announcement by the school’s athletic director Jessica Peppard.

In a prepared statement, Peppard said the “athletic department regrets to to share that Coach Vernon Wright has decided to resign from his head coaching position with the Vikings.

Wright announced to the team on Friday, November 9 that he is stepping down to pursue other opportunities and focus on his family. Coach Wright has been at Northwest for 6 years, 5 years as head coach. Before Wright, there hadn’t been a winning season at Northwest since 2009. He shared that “this was one of the hardest decisions I have ever had to make, but I feel this is the best for me and my family at this time”

Peppard went on to say, “We are grateful for the work Coach Wright has done with our football program and for the impact he has made on our students and community.”

No announcement was made about when a replacement for Wright would be named.

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