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Comets football coach resigns


Halifax County High School Head Varsity Football Coach Dave Wojtecki has resigned from his post as head varsity football coach and health and physical education teacher at Halifax County High School.

According to Halifax County High School Principal Albert Randolph, Wojtecki submitted his resignation this past Wednesday, citing family-related issues.


“He indicated he would be moving with his family,” Randolph said Friday.

“One of his family members is having some health issues, and he needs to move to be closer to them. We regret he has made this decision, but we respect him for making a decision to move closer to his family.”

Wojtecki has been at the helm of the Comets football program for the past two seasons. His combined overall record was 4-16, with a combined record of 1-7 against Western Valley District opponents.

Randolph indicated that prior to submitting his resignation Wojtecki had been expected to return as the Comets head coach for the 2012 season.

“After football season ended, Athletic Director Allen Lawter and myself met with him,” Randolph said.

“We outlined some things we wanted to work on as far as improving the program. As far as holding the team together and some other things, we were pleased with that.”

Randolph said he and Lawter will meet with school system officials in the near future to discuss finding a new head football coach.

“The health and physical education position and the head football coach position are critical positions in the school division,” Randolph pointed out.

“We understand that we are under some real strict budget constraints, so that will play a factor in it (the search for a new coach). We want to do what we can to move our football program forward.”

Wojtecki was out of town during the weekend and was not available for comment at press time Sunday.