Staunton River head coach Chuck Poston announces resignation

Staunton River head coach Chuck Poston speaks with Dennis Carter and Dave Walls in December 2016. The popular leader of the Golden Eagles resigned on Friday, January 5th after 8 seasons leading the Eagles. (Photo: Dave Walls/WSET)

MONETA, Va. (WSET) - Staunton River football head coach Chuck Poston is stepping down, after 8 seasons of leading the Golden Eagles.

In a press release, Poston says he will remain in Moneta, and continue to teach English at Staunton River.

The release quotes Poston, saying "It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as the head coach at SRHS and I wish the program continued success in the future. I look forward to seeing the program continue to grow and prosper in the coming years, and I plan on continuing to teach English at SRHS for the rest of my career. Thank you and God Bless.”

Poston’s coaching career began in West Virginia and has spanned 24 years, the last 16 of which were spent with the Golden Eagles. He took over head coaching duties in 2010. During the past 8 seasons he’s compiled the most winning seasons, most playoff appearances, most playoff wins and most overall wins in the history of the school.

The Golden Eagles finished as state runners-up and 13-2 under his direction in 2016, while going 13-1 and finishing as state finalists this past season. In 2016 Poston was named Conference 31 Coach of the Year and Blue Ridge District Coach of the Year in 2017. His overall record as head coach at Staunton River is 57-39.

A press conference is scheduled for next Tuesday afternoon at Staunton River high school.

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