Jeremy Andrews relinquishes McClain head coaching duties


Jeremy Andrews was named the coach of the McClain Tigers varsity football team in 2015, less than three years later he has stepped aside.

Andrews led the Tigers for three seasons and registered three wins with the school. The Tigers finished the 2017 season 0-10.

Andrews released a statement regarding his decision on Tuesday.

“I talked to Mr. Potts and the coaching staff yesterday, and the kids this morning,” said Andrews.

“This decision was solely based on wanting to watch my son’s games at Wilmington. When I took the Job in 2015, he had never played football. I, therefore, did not foresee any schedule conflicts; however, he first played as an 8th grader last year. I was able to make it to most of his games in 2016. This past year, however, he played on the high school team, and I, obviously, missed just about everything. It was very difficult for my family and me.

“This decision has nothing to do with our struggles this past year or our critics. I do not want any of our critics to take any satisfaction in thinking that they had anything to do with this decision.

“I want to thank Mr. Wills, Mr. Potts, Mr. Arnett and Mr. Stevens (although he is at Jackson now) for all of their support. They worked hard to ensure that we had everything that we needed to be successful.

“I also want to thank Greenfield-McClain community for their support of me and the program. This is a special place, and I will certainly miss being their coach.

“I plan to remain at McClain as a teacher.”

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By Ryan Applegate

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