Video Shows College Football Coach Telling His Players He’s Retiring During Game

first_imgThree footballs next to a pylon(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Video has surfaced showing a longtime college football head coach telling his players he’s retiring at the end of a game.Denny Douds, a Division II head coach for nearly 50 years, apparently told his players at the end of a game that he was retiring. And he did it before the game clock ran out.Reddit CFB tweeted out video of the moment:“Here’s the footage of East Stroudsburg’s (D2) longtime coach Denny Douds calling a 4th time out at the very end of a game to tell his team he’s retiring after 45 seasons—he then walks off the field alone, tipping his hat as time expires on the way to his car. He did it his way,” they write.Check it out:Here’s the footage of East Stroudsburg’s (D2) longtime coach Denny Douds calling a 4th time out at the very end of a game to tell his team he’s retiring after 45 seasons—he then walks off the field alone, tipping his hat as time expires on the way to his car. He did it his way. pic.twitter.com/3f7tSKng6s— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) October 30, 2018(If the video isn’t playing, see it here.)Here are more details, from WNEP:On Saturday, he made a big announcement to his players during the last home game of the season. He will be stepping aside.“I nudged the official in front of me and I said, ‘Sir, we are going to call a fourth timeout. I know that is illegal, you’re going to penalize it, but that’s OK. I am retiring.’ I called timeout with four seconds to go, blew the whistle, the kids came in and I told them this is what we are doing,” said Coach Douds.East Stroudsburg lost Saturday’s game to Ohio Dominican.Couch Douds still has the most wins of any active NCAA football coach.Congrats, coach.last_img