CULLMAN, AL (WBRC) - Cullman head football coach Matt Plunkett resigned Tuesday afternoon. The former Gardendale head football coach went 3-7 in his first year with the Bearcats.
Plunkett released a personal statement along with his resignation. You can read it below:
“I would like to be known that the face we are standing here today is nobody’s fault but my own. All responsibility to this football program lies on my shoulders and I am willing to take full responsibility for the outcome during the last 11 months of employment with Cullman City Schools. I considered it a great honor receiving this position and I appreciate the commitment that our CHS Administration made to me, the staff, and most importantly the student athletes during my tenure. I want it to be known that I did my very best to teach discipline, character and sportsmanship to each student athlete I encountered at CHS. Cullman High School has many talented students, and it was an honor to work with them every day. Finally, I appreciate the hard work of the coaching staff that surrounded me during my 1st year. I truly appreciate the loyalty and hard work they provided each day not only to me, but most importantly to the student athletes and great tradition of Cullman High School. I would like to take the necessary steps to move forward with the career that I love as quickly as possible. I am grateful that Cullman City Schools will allow me to remain employed as a teacher until future employment is found. I will work very quickly to find employment. I will always appreciate my time4 at CHS. I have learned many valuable lessons both personally and professionally. Thank you.”