Shane Fry, who has coached the West Lafayette boys golf team to three state finals appearances in his nine seasons, will resign effective Wednesday, when the 2012 finals conclude at The Legends Golf Club.
“I told the team Sunday night, but I actually decided at the beginning of the year,” Fry, 33, said Monday. “I wanted to wait until the end of the year to announce it. I’m just not going to have time.
“I’ve got to take a few classes to get my teaching license renewed, and I’m going to be an athletic supervisor here, which will take up more of my time. I just can’t do it. I’ve loved it. The players have been great.”
A 2002 Purdue graduate who earned his master’s in 2008 from Ball State, Fry is an elementary school physical education teacher at Cumberland and a member of the Red Devils’ varsity football coaching staff.
Fry is a 1997 graduate of Lakeland High School, earning four varsity letters in baseball, three in football and two in basketball.
Athletic director Brock Toloukian will begin the process of finding a replacement for Fry, whose 2012 team placed second in the Lafayette Sectional to Harrison and second in the Lafayette Regional to Zionsville.