Roof steps down as Weatherford football coach
By Zach West
After one year back on the sidelines, Woody Roof has resigned as Weatherford’s head football coach to concentrate solely on being the school’s athletic director.
Roof announced the resignation late last week, and immediately turned over head coaching duties to assistant Mickey Seifried.
Roof returned to the gridiron last fall to coach the Eagles for the third time, and 13th season overall. Weatherford finished 8-4, losing to Broken Bow in the state quarterfinals. With a daughter in the sixth grade, Roof said he originally planned on coaching for six or seven more years, but Weatherford’s increased emphasis on fundraising and finding corporate sponsorship for athletics left him with a decision to make.
“I just felt like with the things that I’m going to have to do in the summer time and the things that I’m going to have to do through the season that I couldn’t be there all the time with the kids and they needed me to be there,” Roof said. “I just didn’t think I could be fair with the kids and be both.”
Roof steps down with 206 career wins and five state championships – two of which came at Weatherford (1991, 1992). At 58-years-old, Roof did not rule out an eventual return to the sidelines.
“I just take it one day at a time – that’s the best I can tell you,” Roof said. “I don’t know what’s in store for tomorrow, but right now I’m looking forward to trying to get the fundraisers going and looking forward to getting out and visiting with the people about corporate sponsors and doing the athletic directorship and raising some money for our program.
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