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Westbury Christian School has accepted the resignation of its head football coach, Charlie Ward, who joined the school’s staff as a coach and assistant in the development office in 2007. During a dinner for football players and their parents in late November, the former Heisman Trophy winner and retired NBA player told his team he and his wife reached the difficult choice after deciding it is time for them to explore opportunities to move closer to their families.
“Charlie has been a tremendous asset to WCS during the many years he worked to help build and grow our football program and mentor our students,” said Head of School Greg Glenn. “We would love to see him stay, but we respect his desire to focus on his family. We can never truly replace Charlie, but, thanks to his influence, Wildcat football has a bright future ahead.”
WCS has begun a statewide search to identify its next head football coach, and Ward has agreed to work with the team in the interim and serve on the committee that will review candidates. He will also continue to help with the school’s annual Charlie Ward Tribute to Excellence, which benefits the Beyond the Vision capital campaign for development of its recently acquired West Campus. Details regarding the exact date, location and honoree for the next event, scheduled for April 2014, will be announced soon.