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Atlantic Coast’s Elliot steps down after two seasons

Matt Elliott (left) at the high school football media day in Jacksonville on Friday, Aug. 5, 2016. (PHOTO CREDIT: @ACRaysFootball)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Atlantic Coast will be seeking their third head coach in school history this offseason.

On Monday, Matt Elliott stepped down as the head coach of the Stingrays after two seasons at the high school located on Jacksonville’s Southside, Justin Barney of the Florida Times-Union reported.

Elliot’s resignation came as a surprise Athletic Director Kelly Blount told the Times-Union. As such, his resignation becomes the 22nd coaching change on The Original Coaches Moving Van™ list for 2017.

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Elliot leaves the program with a 9-11 record over the last two seasons including the school’s worst record of 3-7 this season. He was tapped as the replacement to Kevin Sullivan in early 2015 after Sullivan retired from coaching initially. Sullivan has since returned to the coaching ranks at Ed White High School on Jacksonville’s Westside.

The school hopes to hire a new coach as soon as possible the report indicated.


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