Jacksonville, Fla. – December 7, 2012 – Episcopal School of Jacksonville’s Athletic Director, Andy Kidd, today announced that head football coach, David Hess, has decided not to return in a coaching capacity at the school, but will continue on as the school’s Physical Education Department Chair.
Coach Hess recently finished his eighth season at the helm for the Eagles’ football program.
“While the love of football will always be a part of who I am, I have chosen to relieve my position as head football coach and program director at this time,” Hess stated. “The opportunity to work with the students, faculty, staff, and many families at ESJ has been invaluable and greatly appreciated.”
During his tenure, Coach Hess led the Eagles to the playoffs three times including a district championship in 2007, two district runner-up finishes, and a winning district record. In addition, 22 of Coach Hess’ players went on to compete at the collegiate level after graduating from Episcopal.
“We are thankful to David for his contributions to the Episcopal football program over the past eight seasons. He cares deeply about his student-athletes and is committed to teaching them the life lessons that come with playing football. Any successes that we experience in the future will be in part due to the strong foundation David has established,” Kidd commented.
Episcopal School of Jacksonville is a co-educational, college preparatory school located on 84 acres along the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Florida. The School annually enrolls approximately 850 students in grades six through twelve. The School’s Athletic Department fields more than 55 sports teams annually, supported by more than 150 coaches.