“We’ve talked about it for the last year,” Holt said.
“I want to try to pursue some other opportunities,” he added.
Holt said he has nothing but thanks and good to say about George West players, parents, teachers and administrators.
“I’m not closing the door on coaching,” he said.
A state program called Retire/Rehire allows teachers to retire and not lose the ability to be rehired.
Holt said he will use the Retire/Rehire program to lay out a year and see what opportunities are available.
“We have no ideas what doors will open. I have a lot of faith that something will open up,” he said.
Holt’s wife, Gwen, is the George West math department’s chair.
“What we do depends on what she (Gwen) does,” Holt said.
But he emphasized that his tenure at George West High School was “unbelieveable.”
“Five years before and six years this time for 11 years have been terrific,” he said.
He praised the seniors graduating this year, citing four district titles in four years and resulting in a 23-1 district record.
Holt’s coaching job effectively will end in June.
The George West school board agenda has a closed session Wednesday night to discuss the athletic director position.
No one at the school district was available to comment on Holt’s resignation prior to this week’s Progress.