Long County High School football coach Ron Flott has resigned, according to school Athletic Director Karen Swindell.
She said Flott told her Thursday he was resigning for personal reasons.
“I’ve had a lot of support here,” Flott said. “I want to thank the administration. I want to thank all of the teachers, the coaches, the community and the players. The program has made some great strides over the last few years and I believe that it is in a good place to continue to improve.”
Flott confirmed he would still teach in the Long County school system, but said he was quitting coaching to spend more time with his family.
Flott was hired as the Blue Tide head coach in 2011, inheriting a team that went 1-19 over the previous two seasons and that had been outscored 771-188. Flott’s win/loss record was 10-30 and the team achieved several accomplishments. In 2012 the Blue Tide posted a non-losing season, finishing with a 5-5 record. In 2014 Long County posted its first victory over a 3-AAAA school, beating New Hampstead High School 41-0. That same year, the Blue Tide notched its first win over McIntosh County Academy, 46-12.
Prior to taking the job, Flott was a head coach at Southeast Bulloch High School and Brandon High School in Florida. His career win/loss record is 59-73.