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Embattled Salisbury High Football Coach Resigns

Days after parents complained to the school board about him, Rob Sawicki quits as head Salisbury High varsity football coach.

Head Football Coach Rob Sawicki has resigned just days after some team parents and booster club members complained to the school board that he demeaned players.  

After Salisbury Patch ran a Friday about the complaints, the controversy continued online with comments both for and against Sawicki. Here is the statement the school district released today announcing Sawicki's resignation:

"After four seasons as Salisbury's head varsity football coach, Rob Sawicki has decided to step down from his head coaching duties. Citing personal reasons, he presented his letter of resignation to school officials late Friday afternoon. Under Sawicki, the Falcons compiled a record of 5-36 during his four-years as head coach. He guided the team to the District XI Class 2A tournament in the 2009 season.

"We thank Rob for his tireless efforts and we wish him the best in his future endeavors," said Monica Deeb, Salisbury's director of student activities.

Sawicki joined the Salisbury football staff in 2004 and was an assistant coach to then head coach Mark Scisly. During the next four years, the Falcons won the 2006 District XI Class 2A Eastern Conference title and qualified for districts in 2007 for only the second time in school history.

Scisly left after the 2007 season, and Sawicki became the head coach in the spring of 2008."  

fball parent November 23, 2011 at 02:36 AM
all you moms need to stop crying about your little baby kids, they play high school now, their changing into grown men! maybe thats why they play like babies on the field....their parents baby them way too much!
Dominique McKelley November 23, 2011 at 05:10 AM
Give it a break!! This is the exact reason so many parents don't get involved in any of the sports programs in this township and if we do we then run away as fast as we can. The drama and insults just go on and on and on......It is people like you that make those of us with young kids stay away.. 28 years in this district and you would think things would change for the kids sake.
JP November 23, 2011 at 07:06 PM
After reading the 104 comments on this thread, I am convinced that my IQ has dropped at least 35 points since I began reading it 15 minutes ago. I am thoroughly disgusted and cannot believe that this bastion of journalistic integrity is allowed to continue without thoroughly investigating all of the facts relevant to this issue. Kersploosh
Red Eagle November 24, 2011 at 02:15 AM
it amazes me how stupid you all are.... especially the people who are saying "people are hiding behind their computers" everyone on this is "hiding behind their computers" I hope you all realize your comments mean absolutely nothing.. everyone has their own opinions.... your all just wasting time and arguing over something you cant control
Yellow Gecko December 05, 2011 at 04:13 AM
Red Eagle all you do is talk about hiding behind a computer, you go under a stupid alias like red eagle. Who would put that as a username on an official article like this. If you can set your username as something so immature why shouldn't I. Also, Sawicki already resigned so like "Red Eagle" posted your opinions don't matter anymore so there is nothing else left to discuss but the future.

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