As semistate football games neared kickoff on Friday night, some unexpected news dropped on social media.
Derrick Moore took to Twitter to announce that after five years he was stepping down as head coach of the Wayne Generals.
“OK, to dispel rumors, it’s true,” said Moore in a Twitter post. “I will not be returned as Head Coach at Wayne High School next year. I would first like to thank my coaching staff, the players, parents and the Waynedale Community. We had a great run! All good things must come to an end.”
Moore coached the Generals to nine wins in 2018, but the loss of an ultra-talented senior class saw Wayne go 0-10 this season.
Overall, Moore finished his stint with the Generals going 16-38 overall. After a winless first season in 2015, Wayne went from three wins to five wins to nine wins, growing as a competitive program in the SAC under Moore’s tutelage.
Moore played at Snider and recognized the difficulty in consistently competing against the upper-echelon teams in the conference. That said, the Generals were able to knock off Snider in the regular season in 2018.
Moore did not respond to texts sent to him on Friday night.