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Gary McGarvie resigns as Union High School football coach

He will remain as the school's athletic director

By , Columbian High School Sports Reporter

The Union High School is in search of a new head football coach.

“I have officially resigned as head football coach at Union High School,” Gary McGarvie said via text late Friday morning. “I want to spend more time with my family and pursue admin jobs.”

McGarvie, who spent two seasons as the head coach and remains the school’s athletic director, declined further comment.

Cale Piland, the athletic director for Evergreen Public Schools, confirmed McGarvie’s resignation, noting the district is “thankful for the work Coach McGarvie did with the football program.”

McGarvie led Union to a 9-2 record in his first season with the program, falling in the first round of the Class 4A state football playoffs. Union fell to 4-5 this fall.

“We appreciate, with his desire to pursue administrative positions, that he’s let us know sooner rather than later,” Piland said. “That can give us the best chance to hire the best possible candidate moving forward.”

Union has to be considered a top job for whoever takes over the program. The Titans have had eight winnings seasons in the nine years since the school opened. Union has reached the postseason in seven of those nine seasons.

Columbian High School Sports Reporter

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