After three one-win seasons, Jordan Odaffer was called upon to right the ship for the LaBelle High football team. He did just that, posting a 7-13 record in two seasons as the head coach.
The Cowboys will need to start looking for a coach to carry on Odaffer’s momentum after he resigned Tuesday.
Odaffer is weighing offers from a Division III and NAIA programs to be a defensive coach and help with recruiting. The 27-year-old said he wasn’t permitted to give the names of the two programs.
Odaffer has until the end of the school year to make a decision, so he will continue to assist in off-season workouts and teach history and economics at the school.
“The kids that we had worked at a high level,” Odaffer said. “We were working and changing the attitudes and mentality of the players. I have to give lot of credit to the kids.”
LaBelle athletic director David Kelley posted the job opening on the FHSAA website Tuesday. When the position opened two years ago, he received 150 applications.
“He did a great job, super enthusiastic with kids,” Kelley said. “One of those guys that didn’t take ‘can’t’ for an answer. He tried to motivate them to get to the next level.”