Wyatt's resignation stunned Paducah Tilghman principal


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For the first time in six years, Paducah Tilghman is looking for a new football coach. Wednesday, Tilghman principal Art Davis filled in some of the timeline holes from the last week after Randy Wyatt announced his resignation.
Davis said Wyatt actually came in last Thursday to tell Davis he was stepping down. The reason the news took so long to get out publicly, Davis said, was with the snow storm and school being out, it prevented the normal process from moving forward.
"I almost fell out of my chair when he told me," Davis said Wednesday, adding he had no idea this decision was coming from Wyatt.
We asked if he tried to talk Wyatt out of resigning, Davis said: "Yes, but, you know when somebody is done. There was nothing I could say to change his mind. He was exhausted."
Davis said the burden of running the football and track and field programs just never gave Wyatt a break and a chance to recharge his batteries.
Davis says the job opening was posted Wednesday and that it legally has to be posted for 30 days before he can hire anybody. Davis made a point to say he has no one in mind to replace Wyatt. Davis said he is not in a rush to hire a coach, and figures to have a replacement named around the end of January. In the meantime, the assistant coaches in place will help continue the off-season weight program to help maintain continuity in the program.

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