Grimsley football program headed in a different direction:Saunders out, new coach coming in

I had been hearing this news for a while now, and somehow I kept my mouth shut. The word was made official today by Grimsley Athletic Director Lewis Newman.

Dione Warwick had that song back in the 70’s called, “Do you know the way to San Jose”. There’s the holiday favorite, “Over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house we go”.

The real question is does anyone know how to get directly to the home of former Reidsville coach Jimmy Teague? Just a thought and that’s all that is….Let the speculation begin and good luck to the Whirlies in their search for a new coach. The kids deserve a solid break and some stability.

Here’s the official word from Mr. Newman:

Grimsley High School would like to make an official announcement concerning our football program for the 2009 season. It is with much regret that we announce the resignation of our head football coach Mark Saunders. We would like to thank Mark Saunders for his dedicated, loyal and outstanding contributions to Grimsley High School and our football team. Mark Saunders has been an integral part of our football family and we wish him the best of luck with his future coaching opportunities.

Go Whirlies!

Lewis L. Newman, CAA
Certified Athletic Administrator
Grimsley High School

*****We at also wish Coach Mark Saunders well in his future endeavors and I for one enjoyed working with him while he was at Grimsley. He was a pleasure to be around and he treated us well.

Thanks, and good luck Coach.*****