Southridge High School head football coach quits
KENNEWICK, Wash. — Head coach of the Southridge High School football team quit on Wednesday.
The Tri-City Herald reports Keith Munson resigned from the position after the Kennewick School Board voted to end his teaching contract after just one year.
Munson was reportedly making $65,000 annually as a biology and weight training teacher versus about $8,800 as head coach.
He said he wouldn’t be able to support a family on his coaching salary and will instead look for a teaching job.
Earlier this month, Southridge students gathered in support of Munson with hopes for the school to keep him onboard as a teacher.
Last season, he led the Southridge Suns to their first football playoff game since 2011.