Parkersburg High School head football coach Don Reeves resigns

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PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - The Parkersburg High School Big Red head football coaching position.

It's arguably the most prestigious, and pressure packed, job in West Virginia high school football.

And next fall, there will be a new man in charge of Big Reds football.

Don Reeves has resigned as head coach.

in a letter of resignation dated Tuesday, Reeves stated he was stepping down with a heavy heart.

Reeves had spent the last 7 years as head coach of a Big Red football program that historically has been the crown jewel of the school that proudly identifies itself as " the school of champions."

But his reign as head coach did not produce the results that Big Reds fans and boosters are used to.

Reeves's record came to 35 and 38. His team made the playoffs 3 times, but wasn't able to advance past the first round.

Reeves leaves the Big Reds after being associated with the program one way or the other all of his life.

He was the quarterback of the 1978 championship team, and after a successful head coaching job at Jackson Middle School, he was an assistant coach at Parkersburg High before taking over the program in 2010.

We've contacted Coach Reeves for an on camera interview about the move, but haven't heard back from him yet

The search for a new head coach will begin immediately.

The process involves the Wood County Board of Education posting the position.

Applicants will be interviewed and PHS principal Kenny Demoss will make a recommendation to the board for its approval.

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