Staunton River's Chuck Poston says the time was right to step aside

Staunton River head coach Chuck Poston speaks with Dennis Carter and Dave Walls in 2016. (Photo: Dave Walls/WSET)

MONETA, Va. (WSET) - After 16 years on the sidelines for Staunton River, the last 8 as a head coach, Friday nights will feel a little differently for Chuck Poston.

The leader of the "Fear the Wing" movement with the Golden Eagles spoke on Thursday, just 6 days removed from the announcement of his resignation, and says he knew 2017 would be his last year. "Thought about it and prayed about it a bit over the year, and I decided I was going to put everything into this final season." Poston says.

The long days and late nights now behind him, Poston says he'll miss the atmosphere that surrounded his team every Friday night. "Moneta is the best place I've ever worked." the coach proudly exclaimed. "This community was hungry for success."

Poston’s coaching career spanned 24 seasons, beginning in West Virginia, before spending the last 16 with the Golden Eagles, the last 8 as head coach. During the past 8 seasons, Poston 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.

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