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Jacksonville AD & football coach resigns

JACKSONVILLE, TX (KLTV) -

Jacksonville athletic director and head football coach Steve Wells has confirmed to KLTV that he has stepped down from his position.  Wells resigned at Monday nights school board meeting. 

"I enjoyed my time at Jacksonville," said Wells.  "I wanted to pursue other options.  I felt like it was the best thing to."

Wells came to Jacksonville in 2008, after holding the AD job at Mineola.  In four seasons Wells led the Indians football team to two playoff appearances.  Wells' record was 21 and 22.  Jacksonville missed out on the playoffs because a district tie breaker in 2011, finishing 4-and-3 in district 14-4A.

Wells informed his players of his decision this morning.

"I'm going to miss being around them (the kids) and the relationships," said Wells.  "I wish Jacksonville the best."

Wells says he plans on coaching somewhere next season, and has interviewed at a few places.  He didn't rule out staying in East Texas.

Jacksonville I.S.D. Superintendent Dr. Joe Wardell says the open athletic director position will likely be posted Monday.  An interim A.D. will not be named, as Dr. Wardell hopes to have a new coach hired before the end of the current school year.

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