LePage announces resignation of Jays after 12 years with program
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. —
Ted LePage announced his resignation as head coach of the Jefferson City football Jays at the team's annual banquet Sunday night at the high school.
"Because of my children, who have all graduated (from JCHS), I've coached my last game at Jefferson City and I'm moving on to better opportunities" LePage said.
The announcement came at the end of LePage's five-minute speech, which came at the end of the 2 12-hour banquet. It was a somber end to an otherwise light-hearted night, and it came as a surprise to many in attendance, including his players. Quarterback Devin Roberson, who will be a senior next season, had a jaw-dropping look of shock on his face when the announcement was made.
Lepage ends his 12-year tenure with a record of 86-46, making him the second-winningest coach with the second-longest tenure in school history. He trails only Pete Adkins in both categories, although the gap is considerable --- Adkins won 354 games in 37 years.
To show how dominant Adkins was in his Hall of Fame career, he had 48 career losses with the Jays --- only two more losses than LePage had in 25 more years.
While the Jays went 3-7 this season, LePage's teams certainly had some good moments.
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