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NSCSD’s head varsity football coach resigns

— North Syracuse Central School District physical education teacher, Steve Ellis, has submitted his resignation as the district’s head varsity football coach, effective immediately. Ellis will continue to work as a physical education teacher at Cicero-North Syracuse High School.

In discussions with the district, Ellis indicated that his decision to resign as the head varsity football coach was motivated by his continued health issues, resulting from a serious injury he sustained while teaching physical education. Due to Ellis’ current status in his recovery, he felt his resignation at this time is in the best interests of the students involved in the district’s football program.

The district intends to immediately conduct a search for a new head varsity football coach.

“The resignation was mutually agreed upon with the district,” said Superintendent Dr. Kim Dyce Faucette. “We are grateful to Steve Ellis for his contributions to the football program over the last 10 years, and we wish him a full recovery from his injury.”

Dyce had no doubt that the district would find a replacement.

“We are confident that the district will find an outstanding candidate to immediately take over as head coach,” Dyce said. “The timing of Steve’s resignation gives the district the opportunity to have a new leader of the football program in place in a time frame that allows for a successful 2013 season.”

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