After four seasons in Tennessee, Jerry Cooper has resigned as head football coach at Seymour.
In 2015 the Eagles went to the 4A playoffs (7-4), but lost in the 1st round to Knoxville Catholic 50-7. Cooper went 15-27 during his stay at Seymour (2-8, 7-4, 5-5 and 0-10).
Seymour Athletic Director Gary Householder told The Daily Times:
“I think he did a good job of creating excitment when he came into the program, but unfortunately we had log of attrition from the freshman to senior year that nobody could really figure out.”
“Nobody could have worked harder than coach Cooper and no one had a harder work ethic. He really put in the time.”
Seymour was Cooper’s first job outside of Ohio where he had a 235-77 record (Lucas, Waynesfield, Hicksville, Bath, Columbus Grove and Lima Central Catholic), including .a D VI OHSAA state title in 2003 at Columbus Grove.
Cooper made his descision last week and told his team yesterday that he had resigned. Cooper did not talk about what his next move would be, Lima area sports experts are looking at two recently opened coaching positions at WBL members Shawnee and and one his former schools Bath.