Tim Cokely Resigns As Head Coach At Leon

Tim Cokely Resigns As Head Coach At Leon
Posted at 12:22 AM, Jan 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-25 00:22:00-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Leon Principal Billy Epting and Athletic Director Mark Feely announced the resignation of Tim Cokely Tuesday as Leon High School’s new head football coach. Coach Cokely will accept a coaching position in the Atlanta area.

Behind Cokely, the Lions were 6-3 this season. In Cokely’s four seasons, the Lions were 18-23 and reached the playoffs 3 of his four years. The Lions return solid talent next for the 2017 campaign, and have already begun conditioning and weight training in preparation for spring.

Coach Cokely brought 18 years of head coaching experience to the Leon High school football program as well as an impressive 165-53 head coaching record. Experienced as a program builder, Coach Cokely and his staff has built 4 different programs into championship quality, state recognized teams.

Included in these accomplishments are 6 state championships and a record 23 consecutive playoff wins locally at North Florida Christian. Coach Cokely came to Leon from Marianna High School. 

“Coach Cokely brought improvement to our program each year," said Leon Athletic Director Mark Feely. "We appreciate his effort here and wish him luck. We will immediately advertise our coaching position and begin our search for a new head coach immediately.”

Feely added that he hopes to have the position filled in the next couple of weeks.