AUBURN, AL (WTVM) - Auburn High School head football coach Tim Carter will not be coaching the school's football team this coming season.
An Auburn city school official said Carter held a meeting with his players Thursday, Jan. 8 and told them he would not be returning to coach. Carter is also a physical education coach at Auburn High School.
However, the school official could not say if Carter will stay on as a teacher at the school.
Carter released the following statement thanking school officials for the opportunity to coach:
"I spoke with the Auburn High School football team today and informed them I will not be coaching football next year. I want to thank the school system for the opportunity. I have been the head football coach at Auburn High School for nine years, I have coached in some capacity for 14 years. Our success, during my tenure as head coach, is due to a collaboration of efforts between coaches, administrators, fans and most importantly the players. At this point, I plan on staying at Auburn High School as a physical education teacher. The future is bright for Auburn High School football and I will be one of the programs biggest supporters."
The matter is expected to be discussed at the next school board meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 13.