Jarod Claybourn, the head football coach at Sterling for the last four years, will not be rehired next year for the job.

"Jared coached the last four years with a lot of class and the players displayed great sportsmanship, but we felt we wanted to make a change," Sterling athletic director Matt Sheehan said.

Claybourn, a social studies teacher at the school, was an assistant coach for five seasons before running the program for the last four years.

After going 0-10 in 2009, the Silver Knights were 3-7 this past season, winning two of their last three games.

Their record over the last four years was 10-30.

"I would have liked to have had the opportunity to coach what is going to be a great senior class," Claybourn said. He felt the program was making progress. "We won three of our last five and at one point two in a row," he said.

Claybourn told his team the news on Friday.

"I wanted to thank the players and the coaches," he said. "I appreciate the effort they gave."