BRADENTON, Fla. - Southeast High School Head Football Coach Rashad West resigned Thursday following a season where six players were suspended for fighting and an ineligible player eradicated their then 6-1 record.
"We wish Rashad West tremendous success in all of his future endeavors," school principal Rosa Faison said in a statement.
West, a former quarterback for the Seminoles who was in his second season as head coach, led his team to a 5-0 start and was projected to make the playoffs.
Following their sixth matchup, a 24-21 loss at Wauchula Hardee on Oct. 20, six players engaged in a post-game fight. Manatee County district officials suspended the players for four weeks and fined the program $1,650.
Despite the suspensions, the Seminoles beat Sarasota Booker the following Friday.
Then the team self-reported their use of an academically ineligible player who played in nearly every game this season.
A search for West's replacement has already started, school officials said.