Kenny Walker steps down as Ashley Ridge head coach

Kenny Walker steps down as Ashley Ridge head coach
Ashley Ridge head coach Kenny Walker stepped down after 10 years on the job on Thursday (Source: Live 5 News)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Kenny Walker stepped down as the head football coach at Ashley Ridge on Thursday after 10 years on the job.

Walker, who began working at the school in 2008, took over head coaching duties in 2010.

“As difficult as this decision was, it is in the best interest for me and my family that I step down as the Head Football Coach at Ashley Ridge.” Walker said in a statement on the school’s website. “I plan to continue my role as a teacher and I look forward to continuing to serve within the Athletic Department.”

In his time as head coach, Walker went 58-58 leading the Swamp Foxes to two Region Championships and a spot in the Lower State finals in 2011.

“I would like to thank our Principal, Mrs. Karen Radcliffe, for the opportunity to lead the Ashley Ridge Football program for the past 10 seasons.” Walker said. “I would also like to thank the coaches, players, and parents along the way for their commitment, dedication, and support. I have been provided a lot of great memories and relationships over the years that I will cherish.”

The school has not responded to an email asking who the interim head coach will be as they begin searching for a replacement.

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