Longtime head coach and athletic director Dr. Dean Boyd announced today that he is resigning to take the head coaching position at York Comprehensive High School. Boyd has been the MCHS head coach since 1997.
Boyd was approved by the York School Board Tuesday evening to become the Cougars' new coach.
"It was a tough decision, one that I have prayed on for most of the last week. It was an opportunity to go home, be near most of my family and finish my career where it all began," said Boyd.
"I will miss this community very much. People have been so supportive of Leigh and me, our kids and our sports program," he said.
Boyd met with team members and his coaching staff Tuesday afternoon to give them the news.
"That was a hard thing to do but I think they all understand that it was a chance that I just couldn't pass up," he said.
Boyd, a York native, will be taking over the Cougars' program from Bobby Carroll, who coached the team for last eight seasons. Carroll resigned in December to coach at Legion Collegiate Academy, a new charter high school in Rock Hill.
Last year, York finished with a 6-5 record, 4-1 in Region 3-4A.
For more on Boyd's career at Marlboro County High, see Thursday's Herald-Advocate