COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Legendary Columbus High School baseball coach Bobby Howard has decided to step down.
In a surprise announcement this afternoon, Howard told his team that he is resigning as Blue Devils coach—effective immediately.
Howard didn't want to go on camera but told News Leader 9's Dave Platta that he made the decision to hang it up because he didn't feel he could give the job the attention it deserved.
Howard was entering his 31st season as Blue Devils head coach—a program he led to 12 state championships.
Assistant coach Chad Mathis—who's also the school's athletic director and head softball coach—will take over the team.