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Tue. November 29, 2011 | Eduardo A. Encina

Lennard football coach George Edington, who guided the Longhorns  the past four seasons, has resigned from his position.

Edington confirmed by phone on Tuesday evening that he has turned in his resignation.

“A lot of it is that I really couldn’t devote the time I wanted and needed to devote to it anymore,” Edington said. “Nowadays, it’s a year-round thing. You’re lifting in the winter and you have seven on seven all summer long. I was kind of dreading the thought of it, so I figured if I was dreading it, I should step away and let someone else take over.”

He was 14-25 in four seasons at Lennard. Edington took over the Longhorns after the program’s first varsity season in 2007 for longtime county coaching fixture Jim Wilt.

The Longhorns appeared to turn the corner with a 5-5 season in 2010, but struggled to a 2-8 mark this fall after realignment placed them in the nine-team Class 5A-8 district alongside area powers Jesuit, Robinson and Lakewood.

Edington didn't rule out a return for coaching football. He said he will stay at the school as a teacher and remains the school's wrestling coach.

Reach Times staff writer Eduardo A. Encina at eencina@sptimes.com and follow him on Twitter at @EddieHometeam.

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