By LAUREN READ
Champlain Valley Union Head Football Coach Mike Williams has resigned after four years with the program.
According to the Burlington Free Press, which broke the news on Tuesday, Williams said he “couldn’t change the culture” around the sport and decided to step away.
“I have the utmost respect for Mike Williams as a human being and a coach,” CVU athletic director Dan Shepardson told the Burlington Free Press. “He said he felt the trajectory of program was headed in the wrong direction, but we left on great terms.”
Williams coached the Redhawks to three postseason berths and the Division I semifinals twice. This past season, battling low numbers, CVU finished 1-8.
Williams got the job in 2015 and went 4-4 that year. In 2016, the Redhawks improved to 6-2, and in 2017, the team slid to 3-5 on the season.
The rest of the Redhawk coaching staff will also not return, with assistant Dick Herbert retiring and assistant Jeff Stein moving on to coach the Mount Abraham-Vergennes co-op program.