Broken Arrow football coach Steve Spavital resigned from his position Monday afternoon just days after the Tigers were eliminated from the Class 6A playoffs.
Spavital spent the past seven years with the Tigers, finishing with a 39-12 record and one state championship game appearance.
He, however, thought this was best for the team while citing some health concerns.
“During the last few years, I’ve been battling several health issues that make coaching a challenge,” Spavital said in a release. “I am a competitor, and it’s frustrating to have my coaching performance limited by issues beyond my control. The players deserve a head coach who can give them 100 percent, and I have reached a point where I just can’t do that for them anymore.”
Spavital will remain with the school district, but in an unspecified role.
Broken Arrow finished this season with a 10-3 record. All three losses came to Jenks and Tulsa Union, which beat the Tigers twice this season and ended their season last week.
The search will begin immediately for a replacement, athletic director Ken Ellett said.