Football coach says goodbye to Park City |

Football coach says goodbye to Park City

by Jen Watkins, of The Record staff

Park City High School head football coach Brandon Matich announced on Wednesday that he has resigned and will no longer be coaching the Miners.

Matich said he was offered a position at both Cottonwood and East High Schools and will chose one of them this week. He said he did not seek out either position, and was "surprised" and "humbled" when the offers were made.

Matich, who was named the Utah high school football coach of the year in 2009, has been with the Miners for five years and said it was a difficult decision to make.

"The administration, the kids, the teachers and faculty (at Park City) are top notch," he said. "They’ve all been very supportive. They’ve made my job very rewarding."

Matich announced his resignation to his team at a special meeting after school on Wednesday.

"The team took it really hard," he said. "It’s obviously hard. I love these guys. I’ve put my blood, sweat and tears into this program."

Matich said he and Principal Hillary Hayes "cried together" when he resigned.

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