MILES - Miles Athletic Director and Head Coach Chad Currie, announced Tuesday that he will leave the district at the end of this school year. Currie said in an email sent at 8 a.m. Tuesday, that he had submitted his resignation to the Miles Superintendent Robert Gibson on Monday.

MILES - Miles Athletic Director and Head Coach Chad Currie, announced Tuesday that he will leave the district at the end of this school year. Currie said in an email sent at 8 a.m. Tuesday, that he had submitted his resignation to the Miles Superintendent Robert Gibson on Monday.

“This has been something that has been on my family’s mind for quite some time, and I felt it was the right to time to announce,” Currie wrote. “I’ve been asked to reconsider multiple times, but for my family and I it’s time for us to find the next chapter in our lives. I’ve attached a thank you email to the community that I hope you read and share. I am extremely proud of the accomplishments and stability that we were able to create and more importantly, the long lasting friendships.”

Currie was hired as athletic director and head coach in 2013, which was his first stint as a head coach.

“During my five-year tenure with Miles ISD, I have been blessed and feel incredibly lucky to have had the opportunity to be part of this school district and this community. All of you have helped make my career here unforgettable,” he said in a letter to the community included in the email.

He went on to thank the Miles ISD administration, students, players and parents as well as his coaching staff.

“I formally want to recognize the members of the Miles School Board and administration for their support and leadership,” he wrote. “ I want to especially thank Mr. Gibson, my superintendent. I could not have asked for a better mentor, leader, and friend to guide me as a young athletic director and head football coach.

“To my students and players, you have helped me realize I have chosen the best career of all. In five years we were able to build together an athletic program, winning over 18 championships in various sports, including a golf state championship,” he continued. “ In football, you helped me stabilize a program that had continuous turnover and make it into a competitive program with four consecutive playoff appearances, including a bi-district title. I continue to be proud of what you do and how you do it. I will continue to be your coach for as long as I am blessed to. I will miss you most of all.”

“Where do I begin to thank all of my assistant coaches?” he continued. “There are too many to name. Without them we would never have had the successes we have had.”

He said he and his wife Jessica and their three boys will always think fondly of the administration and the community.

“While closing out this chapter of my life, I look back with fond memories and ahead with great anticipation,” he wrote. “We will always be Bulldogs at heart!”