Heath Woods has resigned as head football coach at Carter, a position he has held the past 12 years.
Woods gave his resignation this morning to Carter Athletic Director Chad Smith.
Smith confirmed the resignation via a press release saying: "This morning we regretfully accepted the resignation of Heath Woods as Head Football Coach at Carter High School. We sincerely thank Coach Woods for his many years of service to this school, Carter athletics and to the Carter community. Coach Woods’ efforts have significantly improved our program and for that we thank him. We collectively wish Coach Woods, his wife Christy, along with his sons, Clay and Dalton, the best of luck as they move forward."
The Hornets are coming off a 9-2 season this year, Woods first year back from having a health scare which made him miss the 2012 season.
Woods turned the Hornets fortunes around when he took the program over in 2002 as he complied a 70-60 overall record.
The Hornets also made eight playoff appearances under Woods including the last in 4A.
Carter won their first nine games of the 2013 season before losing to two time defending Class 4A state champion Fulton in a battle for the district 3-AA championship in week 10.
A week later, they were defeated by Sullivan South 40-23 in the first round of the 4A playoffs.
Carter will start the search for their new coach immediately according to Smith.
"We stand behind the belief that Carter High School is one of the best football programs in the area," Smith said via press release. We will begin our search for a new head coach immediately. Carter High School will continue to build on the many years of success that we have already experienced both on and off the football field."
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