(IMPERIAL) After three years running the Seckman football program, Doug Baker is calling an audible and taking the position of Assistant Principal and Activities Director at Excelsior Springs Middle School.

Baker took to Twitter to make the announcement, directing part of his message to his players from the past and the present that said, “thank you for all of your sweat, blood, and time you have invested in yourself and your teammates.” He says that those are the things that helped turn the program around.

Coach Baker says that the decision to leave was not taken lightly.

The 2018 Seckman football team enjoyed its greatest success last season with its first winning record, going 6-4, while also scoring the most points in program history with 297. The search is underway for a new head coach.

Full Doug Baker Interview