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Hintz resigns as RCTC football coach

Posted at: 11/12/2012 6:11 PM

(ABC 6 NEWS) -- Citing a desire to spend more time with his family, RCTC head football coach Derrick Hintz resigned Monday.

Hintz had been with the program more than 14 years, but only took over as head coach prior to the 2011 season.

In a statement released by the school, Hintz said, "It is time for me to refocus my energies on my son Matthew and daughter Maddeson, and just be 'Dad' for awhile.  I appreciate the opportunity to coach as a coordinator and as a head coach, and want to thank RCTC and the Yellowjacket community for my great experience."

Hintz did not rule out a return to the sidelines in the future, but said he remains committed to his family.

RCTC announced the search for a new head coach will begin immediately.