GHS football coach Spoonmore resigns after one season

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Almost one year to the day he accepted the job, Greencastle High School varsity football coach Ryan Spoonmore has resigned.

Greencastle Athletic Director Greg Hill announced the development Tuesday afternoon on the GHS Athletic Department website, noting that Spoonmore had tendered his resignation as football coach and strength coach to GHS Principal Russ Hesler.

Spoonmore's resignation letter will be presented to the Greencastle School Board for action at a future meeting, Hill added. The school board's next meeting is Monday, May 18 at 7 p.m.

The Tiger Cubs finished 3-7 in Spoonmore's only season at the helm. He accepted the Tiger Cub position on May 19, 2014.

"After careful thought, deliberation and prayer, my family and I decided it was in our best interests as a family for me to resign as the head football coach at Greencastle High School," Spoonmore's letter stated.

"I have developed many new friendships and I am hopeful for the Tiger Cubs to experience success for the 2015 season," he said.

Spoonmore ended his letter by thanking the GCSC administration for the coaching opportunity and for allowing him "to serve the student-athletes in the community."

Spoonmore had succeeded Josh Buis, who posted a 26-6 record in three seasons, including an undefeated regular season in 2012.

Buis resigned in November 2013, citing an inability to give 100 percent to the football program because of his job outside the school corporation.

Spoonmore came to Greencastle after serving since 2000 as a varsity football assistant and social studies faculty member at Center Grove High School. During his time at Center Grove, the football team won five MIC conference championships, eight sectional and regional titles, was state runner-up in 2000 and state champion in 2008.

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