James resigns as head football coach at Pulaski County

James resigns as head football coach at Pulaski County

Pulaski County High School head football coach Stephen James has resigned.

According to School Board Chairman Timmy Hurst, James announced his intentions during a meeting with School Superintendent Dr. Kevin Siers Thursday afternoon.

According to Hurst, James said he is leaving Pulaski County to take a teaching position at George Wythe High School. James is a graduate of GWHS and attended Emory & Henry.

He also expressed desire to spend more time with his family. James’ wife is Assistant Superintendent of Wythe County Schools.

James came to Pulaski County in 2014 following a successful stint at Fort Chiswell High School. His final year coaching the Pioneers he led the team to the state semi-finals.

At Pulaski County, James finished with a 43-20 record. His final season, the Cougars went 9-3, losing in the second week of the VHSL Playoffs in Lynchburg to E.C. Glass, 27-10. It was the second straight season the Cougars had reached the 12-game mark of the season.

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