NEW LONDON, TX (KTRE) - John Frazier has decided to retire as the head football coach and athletic director at West Rusk.
He leaves the program as the winingest coach in school history with over 80 wins in his 12 seasons.
“I am moving into private business,” Frazier said. “It is something that has really come together in the last month or two. I will still be here in East Texas.”
Frazier said while he loved the two-a-day practices and the thrill of coaching in East Texas, it was time for family.
“I just want to be a dad now and sit in the stands and watch my kids,” Frazier said. “For over 20 years my wife and now kids have supported me and now it is time to be there for them. I have a son who is a sophomore at White Oak and I just want to be in the stands."
The Raiders went 8-3 this past season. For a majority of the season, the team was state ranked. Their season ended in a 28-20 loss to Atlanta in the Bi-District round of the playoffs.
“My thoughts right now are not on what I have done for this program but on what the fans, players, parents and administrators have done for me and my family. That is more on my mind.”