Emory & Henry football coach resigns

EMORY, Va. - Emory & Henry College Head Football Coach Don Montgomery has resigned, citing personal reasons, Director of Athletic Myra Sims announced Monday.

Montgomery posted a 45-45 record in nine years with the Wasps' program.

"It has been a great nine years," Montgomery said in a statement.

"The toughest part is leaving the players, but I wish them the best of luck in the future."

One of Montgomery's best seasons came in 2009 when he led the Wasps to a 7-3 record and saw former Richlands standout Caleb Jennings win the Lanier Award, given to Virginia's Best Small College player.

During his tenure, 24 players were named to the All-ODAC First Team including Marshall Doss, Caleb Jennings and Devan Sproles, who were each named ODAC Players of the Year.

"Emory & Henry was fortunate to have a man like Don Montgomery at the helm of the football program over these last nine years," Sims said in a statement.

"I have tremendous respect for his work ethic and for his dedication to coaching and to the sport of football."

A nationwide search for Emory & Henry's next football coach will begin immediately.

Until a new head coach is named, current Associate Head Coach Rob Grande will serve as Acting Head Coach for E&H.

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