High School Sports

Renner steps down at East Chapel Hill

Posted November 27, 2012

After three seasons as the head football coach at East Chapel Hill High School, Bill Renner has decided to go in a new direction.

East Chapel Hill athletic director Ray Hartsfield said Renner announced his resignation as the head football coach on Monday.

"He came to on Monday and told me he had decided to step down and we talked to the kids Monday evening," Hartsfield said.

Renner came to East Chapel Hill in 2010, following a 1-10 season for the Wildcats.

In his first season at East Chapel Hill, Renner led the Wildcats to a 1-10 season, but last season the team put together three wins and finished .500 in the PAC 6 4-A Conference.

This season, Renner led East Chapel Hill to a 5-5 regular season record, making the state playoffs for the first time since the 2003 season. The Wildcats also finished .500 in conference play this season.

"I remember when Bill came in, I was very impressed with his level of experience, his plan to build a program at a place that had seen some tough years," said Hartsfield. "He had plans in his mind, he knew exactly how he wanted to do it, and he built it brick by brick. He did a tremendous job changing the culture here and changing the mindset."

Hartsfield said the search for the next coach at East Chapel Hill will begin immediately.

"We're looking for a guy that can keep us on the path that we're going down now," said Hartsfield. "I think people will look at this as a job that they may want now. Last time it may not have been an appealing job, but I think now it is."

East Chapel Hill will remain in the PAC 6 4-A Conference next season as the new realignment goes into place.

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