Dorman High School head football coach resigns after first season

Published: Feb. 21, 2023 at 5:40 AM EST
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ROEBUCK, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - Dorman High School’s head football coach Dustin Curtis announced his resignation Monday, according to Athletic Director Jon Stoehr.

Stoehr said Coach Curtis shared the news during a meeting with Dorman’s coaching staff and football players. He said he plans to return to the Midlands to be closer to extended family, citing personal and family medical reasons.

“My time at Dorman has been extremely special and is any football coach’s dream,” the coach said. “I regret the timing of this situation a great deal, and this decision is one I do not take lightly. This has not been an easy choice, but after much prayer, I believe this is the best decision for my family during this challenging time. I am leaving to pursue opportunities closer to my family for personal and family medical reasons.”

Curtis said his wife Jessica and son Grant have “tremendously” enjoyed their time with Dorman and District Six.

“District Six is a special place and we will always be Cavalier fans,” Curtis said.

In Curtis’ year at Dorman, Stoehr said the Cavaliers finished the season at 9-3 and 2-2 in Region 2-5A. The Cavaliers finished 3rd in the region and defeated Clover in the opening round of the 5A playoffs before falling to eventual state champion Dutch Fork. The Cavaliers won their first eight games and climbed as high as #2 in the SC Prep Media 5A Football Poll.

A search for Curtis’ replacement will begin immediately.

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