North High head football coach Norm Brown shouts instructions to his players while playing Wasco on Sept. 13 at North High School.

Norm Brown has resigned as the football coach at North High School.

Brown submitted his resignation on Monday, according to North High Athletics Director A.J. Shearon. Assistant Richie Bolin will serve as the Stars' interim coach for the remainder of the 2019 season.

"In his four seasons as varsity football coach, (Brown) experienced success, including leading teams to back-to-back Southeast Yosemite League championships," North Athletic Director A.J. Shearon said in a statement. "We are grateful to Coach Brown for his service."

Brown took over in 2015 and led the Stars to a 29-25 record. His teams finished tied atop the SEYL standings twice and reached the Central Section Division-IV semifinals for the first time since 1983.

North was 4-3 overall this season, but fell to 0-2 in league play following a 23-14 loss to Foothill last Friday.

Shearon said Brown will remain employed as a teacher at the school. Messages left for Brown have not been immediately returned.

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I'm not gonna judge him. How would you feel if you found out his wife had cancer? There are many reasons a coach might resign besides just being a quitter.


That's too bad. It seemed a winning atmosphere had returned to North.


Ok so the guy quits. What object lesson is that for the students and athletes at North??!

They say, “Once a quitter, always a quitter”. The Stars are better off with him gone. He was a mediocre coach and now is a stain on the program.


I dunno. Why did he quit?


Anyone know why he quit?

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