Mike Donnelly has announced his resignation as the head football coach for the Clay Eagles.  He has spent six years at the helm of the program with his teams combining for a 29-31 record during his tenure.

Donnelly stated that he will continue serving as the Athletic Director for Clay High School.

In an article that appeared in the “The Press Box” feature section of the December 10, 2012 issue of The Suburban Press and The Metro Press weekly newspapers, Donnelly is quoted by sports editor Patrick Eaken as stating that the demands of being both athletic director and football coach have been very demanding especially when it came to spending time with his family.

“For the past six years I have had the wonderful opportunity to influence high school students’ learning and development as head football coach,” Donnelly said.

“During this time, I have also taken on the role of athletic director, a job that perfectly fits my passion for athletics. Over time however, the demands and high profile positions of athletic director and head football coach have taken its toll on me physically and mentally,” he continued.

“Additionally, the time spent away from my wife and children to pursue my dreams have meant missing many family functions. I have come to the decision that for the betterment of my health and well-being that I resign from the position of head football coach. My goal is to continue on impacting young people as the athletic director.”

No replacement for the head football coaching position has been announced.

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After six years, Mike Donnelly resigns as Clay coach   presspublications.com  12/6/2012