Jordan Ward

Jordan Ward plans to leave Georgetown High School after one year as head coach.

The Georgetown High football program has seen coaches come and go in recent years. Now, head coach Jordan Ward is leaving the program after just one year at the helm.

Georgetown High Principal Craig Evans said Ward has asked to be relieved from his contract in order to pursue another opportunity. The team has been informed of Ward’s plans.

“This is unfortunate for our kids,” Evans said.

The Georgetown Times has left messages with Ward seeking comment.

Former Georgetown head coach Ken Cribb left after the 2017 season to coach Johnsonville — he’d been the Bulldogs’ head coach for two seasons following the departure of Bradley Adams to Union High School. Dillon High’s Kelvin Roller was hired in May 2018 to be Georgetown’s new coach, but he resigned within two weeks of taking the position, citing personal issues. Ward was then named interim head coach.

Georgetown finished 4-5 in 2018 including a first-round exit from the playoffs.

Ward is a graduate of Johnsonville High School and started coaching for his alma mater in 2007. He also coached at Creek Bridge and Hannah-Pamplico high schools before joining Cribb’s staff at Georgetown in 2016.

Bryan Coleman will serve as interim head coach for Georgetown.