Evergreen football coach resigns

Charles Anthony told his football players Tuesday night that he was stepping down as head coach of the Evergreen Plainsmen.

“It was the coach’s choice. We weren’t making any changes,” said Keenan Burris, Evergreen’s athletic director. “We were extremely satisfied with what Coach Anthony has done with the program.”

Evergreen went 3-6 this season after a winless campaign in 2010. The Plainsmen concluded the season with a 29-17 win over Heritage to pick up league victory in the Class 4A Greater St. Helens League.

Anthony was teaching Wednesday and unavailable for comment during the school day.

“He did an outstanding job of creating a hard-working, good relationship with our kids,” Burris said. “I didn’t want to lose him.”

Burris said he expects to post the position by the end of the week.

Anthony took over the program from Tom Smythe prior to the 2009 campaign. The Plainsmen went 4-5 in Anthony’s initial season. The team struggled to records of 1-8 and 0-9 before showing progress this season.

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