CHS's Pettis leaves program 'unfinished'; replacement sought

Published: Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 05:27 PM.

"I've always had an eye on that area. They've got great athletes and there are only two schools in the county."

One of the things that made the job the most attractive to Pettis is it is a coaching-only job with no athletic director responsibilities.

"I like the part of just being a football coach," he said. "Don't get me wrong, I've enjoyed the kids here in the other sports, but I like the fact that it's just football. (This decision) had nothing to do with the kids here.

"The kids are great and I love every one of my kids. I love all of my parents. I have great parents."

Pettis said some off-the-field issues that have surrounded the program since last summer factored into his decision to look for another job.

"The things that have gone on in this program for the last eight or nine months -- of course it played a part in it," he said. If everything was hunky dory then I would be staying here.

"When I decided to start looking, it was after the season. I just felt like it was the right time with everything that had gone on that I needed a change."



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