J.H. Rose athletics director Clay Medlin confirmed Wednesday that Dave Wojtecki is no longer the Rampants’ football coach, emphasizing that the separation was not a firing.
“I want to be sure it’s clear that this was not classified as a firing,” Medlin explained Wednesday afternoon. “This was a mutual agreement. Both sides sat down yesterday and agreed it was time to go in a different direction.”
Wojtecki posted a 58-32 record in seven years guiding the Rampants. Led by star receiver Cornell Powell, now at Clemson, Rose won the East Region and made the 4-A state championship game in 2015.
Medlin added that the job opening had not been posted as of Wednesday, but expects it to be up within the next four to five days.
“We don’t necessarily have a timeline as to how long it will be posted for,” he said. “We don’t have any particular candidates in mind, we just want the best person for the job.”
Wojtecki said he has already begun his search for a new coaching position.
“I want to thank all the past and current players for their hard work and commitment to the program over the years,” Wojtecki said in a text message Wednesday. “I would also like to thank Charlie Langley and Tommy Peacock for giving me the opportunity to be the head coach at Rose. I wish all of the future players the best of luck.”
Players and staff attended a meeting Wednesday morning regarding the news.
The move comes after the Rampants finished with a 6-6 record this season, including a 4-2 mark in the 3-A/4-A Eastern Carolina Conference. JHR’s season ended last Friday with a 35-7 loss at rival D.H. Conley in the first round of the 3-AA state playoffs.