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Troxel Steps Down as Southridge Head Coach

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Suns head coach Andy Troxel said he needed to address his health concerns (Photo: KNDU) Suns head coach Andy Troxel said he needed to address his health concerns (Photo: KNDU)

KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Southridge Suns Head Football Coach Andy Troxel says he is calling it quits after 11 years as the Suns head coach.

Troxel says that right now he has to focus on other priorities like his family and his health.

Suns Athletic Director Ken Murray says that the Suns will immediately start looking for a replacement.

Here is a letter Troxel sent to explain his resignation:

"The past 11 years as the Head football  coach at Southridge High School have been the best of my coaching career.  The sport of Football is well ingrained into my everyday life and will continue to be.   I will miss football, as it will be the first time in 30 years that I have not been on a football field come this fall.  However, at this time I find that I have other priorities, such as my family and my health that need my attention.

I anticipate that after I am able to address my health concerns that I will return in some capacity to the coaching ranks. 

I can not say enough about the wonderful relationships that I have been able to create though my experience as the Suns Head coach.  I am grateful for all of those Southridge football players who have dedicated themselves to build a football program that has attained so much success.  I am also thankful for all the fans and parents who have stuck by me as we have created 1 Sun Nation.  

I wish the program continued success and know that the strong traditions that have been started will continue as the Suns take the field this fall."

 --- Andy Troxel

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