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updated: 12/30/2015 5:04 PM

Hart leaves Huntley for return to Indiana

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  • Huntley football coach John Hart has reportedly resigned after four years as the Red Raiders' head coach.t

    Huntley football coach John Hart has reportedly resigned after four years as the Red Raiders' head coach.t
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Huntley High School football coach John Hart resigned on Tuesday, the school confirmed on Wednesday.

"Head football coach John Hart has resigned his coaching and teaching positions at Huntley High School, effective immediately," a news release issued by principal Scott Rowe and athletic director Chris Rozanski stated.

"We are sorry to see him go but we understand his desire to be closer to family. We thank Coach Hart for his four years of service to both the school and the football program. The Huntley High School football coaching position will be a great position for the right person. We will begin an extensive search for a new head coach immediately."

According to a report published in the Indianapolis Star, Hart will be the new head coach at Brownsburg High School, which is located 18 miles west of Indianapolis. Hart came to Huntley from Warren Central in Indiana, where he won a state title in 2009. He also won an Indiana state title at Evansville Reitz in 2007.

"The first key thing is the ability to be closer to my kids," Hart told the Indy Star. "When I took the job (at Huntley), I knew I'd be seven hours away from the Evansville area where they are. Having that ability to move closer became a more important thing as the years went by."

Brownsburg was 4-6 last season

according to multiple posts on the Facebook page "Huntley Opinions."

Hart was 28-12 at Huntley, making three IHSA playoff appearances. The Red Raiders were 10-1 this past season, losing 17-14 to Oswego in the second round of the Class 8A playoffs.

Hart did not return calls from the Daily Herald seeking comment.

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