Roosevelt football coach Jeff Ware has stepped down.
He made the announcement during the Roughriders’ football awards ceremony on Tuesday night.
“I have nothing but positive feelings about my time as head coach, and I am stepping down under the best of terms,” Ware said.
Roosevelt finished the 2010 season 3-6. Ware, who took over as the head coach in 2003 was 23-49 as the Roughriders’ coach.
Ware plans to remain involved with the program, but wants to spend more time with his 7-year-old twins Roscoe and Kjersten.
“High school football is unique, and I think it is truly one of life’s great experiences,” Ware said. “Having the chance to be the head coach at Roosevelt has been an absolute honor. I have had great support from the parents and administration. I can’t say enough good things about the past eight years.
“The relationships I’ve had with my players have been the best part. That is what has meant the most to me, and I know I will miss it.”
Matt Nelson, who coached the freshman team from 2006-09, will take over.
“I am excited about coach Nelson,” Ware said. “The program has made a lot of progress in recent years, and he has been a big part of that. I am looking forward to seeing where he takes it from here.”