Coach of high school football team with nation's longest win streak abruptly resigns

Coach of high school football team with nation's longest win streak abruptly resigns

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Coach of high school football team with nation's longest win streak abruptly resigns

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Edgewood Head Coach Bobby Carr during the Clarke Prep game at Stanley-Jensen Stadium in Prattville, Ala. on Friday November 13, 2015.  (Photo: Mickey Welsh / Advertiser)

Edgewood head coach Bobby Carr announced his resignation Tuesday. (Photo: Mickey Welsh / Advertiser)

After 15 years at Edgewood, and transforming it into a powerhouse, coach Bobby Carr is ready for a new challenge.

Carr announced on Tuesday night he has resigned from Edgewood.

“I love Edgewood and I’m thankful for the opportunity they’ve given me the last 15 years, I just think it’s time to do something else,” Carr said. “The analogy I gave my guys, I feel like the last four or five years, I’ve walked in, pushed a button and the machine runs. And our kids are the machine. They get it, they understand what it takes to be the last one standing at the end of the day. It’s time to go build another machine.”

Carr has led Edgewood to six straight state championships, and currently holds the nation’s longest winning streak at 71 games.

MORE: Edgewood to put win streak on line against Mississippi power in opener

“A lot of people ask why I would leave at 71-game win streak,” Carr said. “You look at a lot of NFL, (Major League Baseball), NBA players and coaches that leave when they’re on top. I’m not retiring, I’m just saying it’s time to build another machine. I don’t know where yet, but it’s time. I don’t think there’s anything else we can do at Edgewood. I’ve had the help of some really great coaches and some unbelievable players over the years. Those guys are the ones that deserve the credit, because they came to work every day and found a way to be the last one standing at the end of each ball game. It goes beyond 71 games. I’m just so thankful Edgewood gave me the opportunity to build something great.”

He went 162-25 at Edgewood, and has a career record of 206-43 in 20 seasons overall. In addition to his football success, Carr has also led the Edgewood baseball team to seven straight championships.

Rumors are that Carr’s next stop will be at Stanhope Elmore, which had an unexpected opening last week after longtime coach Jeff Foshee resigned, citing health reasons.

Carr could not comment on his future at the time.

“I’m looking forward to whatever road God brings me down,” Carr said. “I’m not ready to hang my whistle up, and I’m looking forward to that next opportunity.”

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