GOOSE CREEK, SC (WCSC) - Goose Creek High School Head Football Coach Chuck Reedy announced his retirement from coaching during a press conference at the school Tuesday.
His retirement is effective January 30.
Reedy has coached the Gators for 13 years, with a record of 119-47.
The Goose Creek High School football team has been prolific on the field over the past five seasons. During that time, the team has gone 62-5, been named the Region 7-4A champions each year, and won the 4A State Football Championship in 2011.
"Goose Creek High thanks Coach Reedy for his service and commitment to our students," said Goose Creek High School Principal, Jimmy Huskey. "We wish him well in his new career."
Some of Reedy's former players at Goose Creek were surprised by the coaches decision to step back. "It was a little shocking honestly" said former Gators running back Caleb Kinlaw. "It felt like he'd be there forever but everything comes to an end. Coach Reedy was another father figure to me. He helped mold me into the player and person I am today." the current Wisconsin RB said.
Former Gators OL and current Gamecock Brandon Shell said "He was a good coach who was always there for me and treated all his players like we were his own son."
Dantez Bennamon, who started at QB for Goose Creek in 2012 and 2013 said he was "impressed with the amount of care Reedy showed for his players and wanted everyone to be the best player and young man that he could be."
Before being named the Gators head coach in 2002, Reedy made stops at several college football programs.
He was an assistant coach and offensive coordinator at Clemson University from 1978-1989, an offensive coordinator and head coach at Baylor University from 1990-1996, and an offensive coordinator at the University of South Carolina in 1999.
Officials say Reedy plans to remain active in the Goose Creek community, and will open a new restaurant in the coming months.