Yorktown football coach resigns, also resigns as principal


May 31, 2013 at 12:31 a.m.
Updated June 1, 2013 at 1:01 a.m.

Yorktown will have a new athletic director and head football coach next season, but the search won't begin until a new superintendent is hired.

Trey Alexander, who was also the high school principal, has resigned from all three positions.

Deborah Kneese is retiring as superintendent of the Yorktown school district.

Alan Umholtz from the Overton school district has been named the lone finalist to become the new superintendent, but his appointment won't become official until June 20.

"We'd like for him to be involved in the search for the new athletic director and head football coach," said Mark Weischwill, president of the Yorktown ISD board of trustees. "We know it's late, but these are circumstances out of our control. We're going to do the best we can."

Alexander refused to comment about his resignation or his plans when reached by phone Friday evening.

"I do wish all the students and athletes in Yorktown well," he said.

Alexander was the high school principal for three years before adding the athletic director and head football coaching duties in June 2011.

Yorktown went 5-6 in 2011 and advanced to the bi-district playoffs.

The Wildcats were 6-4 last season and had a 1-3 record in District 15-1A, Division I.

Alexander has not had a valid principal's certificate since 2008, according to State Board for Educator Certification records.

Alexander said in an email to the Advocate in April that he was in the process of getting the certificate renewed.

A motion was made during the March 25 meeting of the Yorktown school district board of trustees not to extend Alexander's contract as principal. The motion was defeated by a vote of 3-2 with two trustees abstaining.



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