Kelvin Roller has decided to not coach the Georgetown High School football team.
Eleven days after signing a contract with the district, Roller showed up at the school unannounced Monday morning and told Principal Craig Evans that he was resigning due to "personal and health issues."
Evans said he was “surprised,” especially since he and Roller had been talking about the hiring of assistant coaches on Saturday. After submitting his letter of resignation, Roller met with the team.
Roller was the offensive coordinator for the Dillon High School football team, which has won five state titles in the last six years, including four straight between 2013-16.
Evans said he has not decided whether he will begin the search process all over again to replace Ken Cribb, who stepped down to become the football coach at Johnsonville. Another option would be to offer the job to a candidate who has already been interviewed.
Georgetown is currently in the midst of spring practice, but after the news of Roller's resignation broke, the team canceled practice for Monday and Tuesday.