BLOG — One of the most successful coaches at Oxford High School over the past 13 years is stepping away from one of his roles. Scott Kendricks, who has led the Oxford Chargers to five state championships in track and most recently help guide the Chargers to a cross country title, has resigned his post as boys track coach effective immediately.Below is a statement from Kendricks on why he chose to not coach the track team any longer. He will remain on to coach both cross country programs in 2012.
“With the help of Tim Carter and Johnny Hill, I got started trying to build a first-class track program here at Oxford in 1999. We already had a great cross country program, but over those 13 years, we’ve won 11 State Championships in both track and cross country. We’ve also taken second at State five times. I think that’s a pretty good start,” Kendricks said. “But it’s also been a grind. Thirteen years of coaching year round and hosting 52 on-campus meets plus teaching takes a lot of time away from your family. I’m looking forward to continuing my work with cross country, but we have a unique opportunity with our current staff. We’ve got great young coaches with collegiate track experience. We’re going to move in an outstanding direction for the future of our track program. I will still be in the background as advisor, but I will also get some much-needed time off to renew focus on my family.”
For more on Kendricks, see Friday’s Sports section. (May 31, 2012)