LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - KCBD NewsChannel 11 has learned Lubbock High football coach Mike Speck has resigned. The Westerners went 0-10 this year.
Thursday morning, longtime Coronado coach Butch Henderson was relieved of his duties. Henderson coached the Mustangs 23 years winning 141 games. The Mustangs went 3-7 this season and missed the playoffs.
The Lubbock Independent School District has released the following statement:
Coach Mike Speck announced today he is resigning his position as Lubbock High School Head Football Coach and Campus Athletic Coordinator to pursue other opportunities. In a letter released today, Coach Speck said, "I appreciate the good people in the Lubbock High community who gave us great support and the administrative efforts to improve the program, but I especially appreciate the athletes at Lubbock High School. They play with the ‘heart of a champion.' It has been a great ride."
Speck added, "Making this public now gives me time to evaluate my opportunities and gives the school district adequate time to find my replacement." Speck will complete his current contract assisting in the athletic department.
Coach Speck was known for the volunteer service provided by his student athletes for many philanthropic causes, including regular highway beautification on a stretch of 50th street adopted by the athletic program and fundraising for the Rape Crisis Center. Speck came to Lubbock ISD in 2004 and just completed his seventh season for the Westerners.
Pete Christy will have more tonight on KCBD NewsChannel 11 at 6 and 10.
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