CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - After 10 years at the helm, Rick Reetz resigned as the head coach of the Porter Gaud football team late Saturday evening.
“We hate to see him go,” said Athletic Director, Larry Salley. “His body of work is incredible and he was beloved by his players. We wish him the best.”
Reetz went 71-47 during his tenure with the Cyclones, appearing in two SCISA championships. This fall, he will serve as the new offensive coordinator for the James Island Trojans under head coach Ike Allred.
“I’ve done all that I can [at Porter Gaud],” Reetz told Live 5. “It’s never a good time. It’s never easy to do. It’s hard to say goodbye”
Reetz added that a parent put him in touch with Allred and the two quickly bonded over football and life off the field. He feels his offense will translate well at the 5A level.
Al Wilson, the team’s junior varsity coach, will take over for Reetz when the Cyclones begin spring ball on Monday. “The team is in good hands,” said Reetz. “Coach Wilson is well positioned for the job.”