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Clover’s John Devine steps down amid second dismal season

Posted By Newsroom On September 18, 2012 @ 5:20 PM In State & Local News | Comments Disabled

John Devine, who has led the Clover High School football program since July 2011, announced today his resignation from both his teaching and coaching position at the school.

“This is not the course of action we envisioned a year ago nor were the results [what] we all had hoped for those months ago,” he said. “I would like to thank the administration, faculty, and staff at Clover High for all their cooperation and support. Most of all I would like to thank the players, my fellow coaches and their families for all the hard work and sacrifices over this past year and a half. I wish all associated with Blue Eagle football all the success it deserves.”

Clover School District spokesman Mychal Frost said Devine addressed students and coaches Tuesday.

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Clover High principal Mark Hopkins said he appreciated the efforts of coach Devine.

“His resume speaks for itself; unfortunately, things did not turn out as we all envisioned, and we respect his decision. We wish him and his family only the best in the future,” Hopkins said.

Frost says that in the interim, an assistant coach has been promoted to lead the team for the remainder of the season.

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Barrett, who has served as an assistant at Clover for the past two seasons, spent three seasons as the head coach at York and compiled a record of 11-23 with the Cougars.

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