Glendale basketball coach resigns

Glendale basketball coach resigns

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Glendale basketball coach resigns

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Sean Williamson has resigned as Glendale High School boys basketball coach, according to Springfield Public Schools athletic director Mark Fisher.

Williamson coached nine seasons for the Falcons, but was not allowed to coach his team’s final game this season, a Monday loss to Ozark in district play.

Fisher and other Glendale and district officials have not commented about the circumstances surrounding Williamson’s absence from Monday’s game. Williamson appeared on behalf of the program at Monday’s Springfield Tip-Off Club year-end banquet.

According to the district, Williamson resigned Thursday from his basketball coach duties, along with his boys and girls golf coaching positions. He will continue teaching physical education at the school.

“I thank you for the opportunity to be a part of these great programs and wish the Glendale Falcons all the best in the future,” Williamson said in a news release from SPS.

Glendale finished 10-15 this season after losing most of its roster from an Ozark Conference championship season a year ago. Williamson went 171-72 in nine seasons with the Falcons. He won two conference titles and one district title, along with two Greenwood Blue and Gold Titles.

“Sean had nine years of very successful teams,” Fisher said. “And that’s demonstrated by his … 70-percent winning percentage at Glendale.”

Fisher said the opening will likely be officially listed next week.

Williamson has not yet returned calls seeking comment. Williamson was the fourth coach in Glendale’s history. The Nixa High School and Evangel University graduate previously coached nine seasons at Willard.

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