Friday, November 3, 2023

Moran Steps Down as Head Coach of Shenandoah Valley Varsity Football Team

Ed Moran, the head coach of the Shenandoah Valley Varsity Football Team, has announced his resignation following the end of the team's season. 

Moran took the helm in 2020, succeeding former head coach Kevin Keating, but after four seasons, he has decided to step down from his role.

Moran made the announcement through a statement on his Facebook account Friday morning after the Blue Devils' defeat on Thursday evening. 

In his message to his players and fans, he reflected on his tenure, stating, "Over the past four years, it has been an honor to serve as the Head Football Coach of the Shenandoah Valley Blue Devil Football program. We have faced many challenges, made improvements, and had successes and failures."

Despite his efforts to rebuild the program, Moran expressed regret over the team's performance during his tenure, particularly their inability to secure more wins. He conveyed his remorse to the players, saying, "You gave me your all, and we couldn’t get over the hump. Therefore, I have decided to step down as Head Football Coach at Shenandoah Valley High School to allow the Athletic Department and School to find a coach that will be able to take the program to the next level."

For the complete text of Moran's announcement, you can refer to the embedded post below.

During Moran's time as head coach, he faced the challenging task of revitalizing a football program that had seen declining numbers. The team's previous season under Coach Keating included a District XI playoff appearance, but it was marred by injuries and a shortage of players, resulting in a forfeit.

Over the course of his four-season tenure, Moran presided over the team, accumulating a record of 6 wins and 33 losses. 

The search for a new head coach to lead the Shenandoah Valley Varsity Football Team to new heights has now begun, with the hope of a brighter future for the Blue Devils on the horizon.