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King William ousts football coach, temporarily suspends program

CBS 6 Sports has confirmed that King William will not be bringing Dylan DeHart back as football coach for the 2020 season.
Posted at 11:13 PM, Feb 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-12 13:43:48-05

KING WILLIAM, Va. – CBS 6 Sports has confirmed King William High School will not bring Dylan DeHart back as football coach for the 2020 season. The district has also suspended all football practices, workouts, and activities indefinitely.

“I was taken totally by surprise,” DeHart said via text message, He added he was not given a reason for the decision.

King William Superintendent of Schools Dr. David White declined comment on DeHart's coaching job calling it a personnel matter.

He said the shuttering of the football program was due to the fact that "currently, we do not have personnel to supervise strength-training and conditioning and therefore have suspended activities."

White said King William planned on fielding a varsity football team this fall and would hiring a new head coach.

DeHart recently finished his 7th season as head coach of the Cavaliers.

His teams went 56-25 in that span winning seven district titles, earning seven playoff appearances, and two regional titles. This past year’s team finished 9-4 and made it to the third round of the Class 2 playoffs.

DeHart will remain on the faculty staff at King William. An online petition was created Tuesday morning immediately after DeHart informed his team of the decision.

There is also a public comment session scheduled for the next King William school board meeting next Tuesday evening.