With one game remaining this season, Aaron Brady is out as Malvern Prep's head football coach.
In a statement released Friday by the school, the school said the third-year boss "tendered his resignation."
"I am very thankful to have coached in a family community like Malvern Prep," Brady wrote in a text message. "This decision does not come easily. It was an honor to be part of Malvern Prep and to coach leading men."
Brady did not respond to calls, and no one has gone on record to explain why the coach decided to leave. When reached Saturday afternoon, Malvern Prep athletic director Kurt Ruch declined to comment on the reason for Brady's sudden resignation and referred to the release issued by the school.
The Friars are 7-3 overall heading into Tuesday afternoon's finale against visiting Avalon (Md.). With a 4-1 mark, they shared the Inter-Ac League championship with Germantown Academy.
Brady, 40, was also the school's director of experiential learning. "After Tuesday's game, I am moving on to new opportunities," Brady texted. "I am so proud of my players and I love them."
Malvern head of school Christian Talbot said in the release, "Having worked closely with Aaron for the past three years, I can attest to the tremendous impact he has had on the development of experiential learning at Malvern. We thank Aaron for these past three years and wish him well in his future endeavors."
Before coming to Malvern, Brady was the head coach at Gonzaga College High in Washington, D.C. He was a quarterback and safety at South Western High in Hanover, York County, and went on to play linebacker at Rutgers.
Friars assistant Scott Hisey will serve as acting head coach against Avalon.
"While Aaron won't be coaching on Tuesday, we have invited him to cheer on the team from the press box," Talbot said.
Brady, who is involved in the USA Football program, guided Malvern to a 23-9 overall record and 12-3 mark in Inter-Ac play in his three seasons.
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