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Chandler resigns as Redmond High School football coach

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Jeff Chandler
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Jeff Chandler has tendered his resignation as the head football coach at Redmond High School, according to athletic director John Appelgate.

Chandler — who had a 7-21 record in three years coaching the Mustangs — is leaving the position to pursue a career in school administration.

"We are saddened to see Jeff leave us, but understand his reasoning and are extremely grateful of his service to the student athletes of Redmond High School," Appelgate said. "Though Coach Chandler was only our head coach for three years, under his leadership the program has grown to a record turnout for the 2012 season, meeting one of the main objectives of his hire. His efforts, and those of his coaching staff, have laid the groundwork for a new coach to hit the ground running."

Chandler wrote this note on the team's web site: "It has been my pleasure to serve the students of Redmond High School as its Head Football Coach these past 3 years. We have made great strides in the program and Redmond is poised to makes it return as one of the more formidable foes in what is one of the premier high school football conferences in the country.

"I thank all players, past and present, and the community for their grace, patience and commitment as we have created a foundation for future success in football. While this has been a difficult rebuilding project, it has been one of the more gratifying experiences of my coaching career."

The position is posted on the Lake Washington School District web page. Interested applicants should apply online and contact Appelgate at jappelgate@lwsd.org or (425) 936-1874.

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