UPDATE: Collins resigns as Tupelo High football coach

Tupelo High School football coach Eric Collins has resigned from that position, according to a statement released this afternoon by the school.
Collins has also stepped down as assistant athletic director.
“I am tremendously grateful for the opportunity to coach at Tupelo,” Collins said when contacted Monday afternoon by the Daily Journal. “I had six great years and I don’t regret any of it. It’s time to move on, for Tupelo’s sake and for my sake.”
Collins said he would remain at the school as a teacher through the end of the school year.
Lamar Aldridge will remain as interim head coach for remander of season, which includes Monday night’s game at Horn Lake.
Collins was initially suspended from his coaching position on Oct. 22 for an unspecified alleged violation of district policy.
According to the statement, Tupelo High School athletic director Danny Porter, principal Mac Curlee and TSPD assistant superintendent Fred Hill “will begin designing a search process for a new head football coach.”

Read more in Tuesday’s NEMS Daily Journal.

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