Randy Hallock is hanging up the whistle at the end of the season.
The Astronaut High football coach announced yesterday he was retiring from coaching in a letter released by the school to fans, according to Florida Today.
Hallock who has been the coach for the War Eagles for 19 seasons, said he takes responsibility and shoulders the “hard times” the team has experienced over the last few years.
As a graduate of Astronaut and nearby UCF in Orlando, Hallock has guided his War Eagle teams to the playoffs 13 times, including its latest appearance last season as a district runner-up in District 4A-5 and a state runner-up finish in Class 3A in 2000.
In total, Hallock has won 131 games as the head coach at Astronaut.
Currently, no timetable has been set to hire a new head coach and no advertisement of the position has been posted as of yet on the FHSAA website.
Astronaut is currently 1-6 on the season with two games remaining and has already been eliminated from playoff contention.