Fredericktown, OH—Will Hartley, Fredericktown High School’s Varsity Head Football Coach, announced his resignation on Thursday morning.
Hartley has been a member of the varsity football coaching staff at Fredericktown High School for 16 years. He served 13 years as an assistant coach/defensive coordinator before taking over the reigns in 2015. During the fall of 2015 Hartley led Fredericktown to a 10-3 record. The Freddies were Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference Co-Champions and the D6 Regional Runner-up. Hartley departs with a 19-14 overall record.
“I would like to express my thanks to the Fredericktown administration for their consistent support over the past three years. I would also like to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of my assistant coaches, support staff and the many boys that embraced the challenge of playing the great game of football,” said Hartley.
He added, “Although no single factor led me to this decision, I would like to pursue other
interests in my professional and personal life. Moving forward, I remain committed to the task of educating our youth and look ahead to serving the district in other capacities.”
Athletic Director Nate Bellman said he respects Hartley’s decision to resign. “Coach Hartley invested a tremendous amount of time and effort into our football program at Fredericktown High School during his 16 years on our football staff. I appreciate Coach Hartley’s selfless service to our student-athletes,” said Bellman.
Bellman added, “Coach Hartley has been a part of many success stories, both on and off thefield, throughout his tenure here in the football program. Our student-athletes have been fortunate to have Coach Hartley on the sideline with them over these past 16 years.”
Bellman said the search for a new varsity head football coach will begin soon.