Enloe High School football coach Mike Massey resigns

tstevens@newsobserver.comJanuary 15, 2014 

Enloe head coach Mike Massey gets a point across to his players during a 7-on-7 at East Wake High School on Thursday, July 11, 2013.

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Enloe High football coach Mike Massey announced his resignation on Wednesday.

His teams were 1-10 in 2012 and 0-11 last year in a program that has not had a winning season since going 7-5 in 2002.

Massey succeeded Ron Clark, who had a nine-year record of 31-70.

Massey said in a statement that he believes progress was made during his two years as coach.

“The future is tremendously promising for our football team,” Massey said.

Massey believes interest in the program has increased and the 2014 team could have 25 varsity letter winners.

“I am confident that (Principal Scott) Lyons and his administrative team will recruit a high quality coach whom they can trust and who they will support as he guides the program moving forward,” Massey said in his release.

“The relationship between the head coach and administration is paramount. Without total commitment and support from the administration, the booster club, coaches, players, and parents, the process of improvement fails.”

Massey went to Enloe after being an assistant principal at Wake Forest-Rolesville Middle for two years. Before the move to administration, Massey had been an assistant coach at Wake Forest-Rolesville for four seasons.

“Leaving football was one of the hardest decisions I’ve had to make and it’s been a decision I struggled with,” Massey said in 2011 when he accepted the Enloe position. “When the job at Enloe opened, I felt like I owed it to myself to go for it. I always knew it had a pool of athletes that I would be lucky to coach.”

The Eagles were close in two games during the 2012 season. They lost to Durham Jordan 21-20 in the opener and lost to Broughton 10-7.

Enloe’s win in 2011 was a 20-14 victory over Broughton.

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