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NorthWood head coach Scott Hoover talks with another coach during the first half of the NorthWood Jimtown game Friday, Aug. 23. NorthWood defeated Jimtown 21-20. ¬ (Truth Photo By J. Tyler Klassen) ¬ ¬ ¬ (AP)

NorthWood Varsity 2011 Football Coach Scott Hoover ¬ ¬ (Truth Photo By J. Tyler Klassen) ¬ ¬ ¬ (AP)
Hoover resigns football job at NorthWood
Posted on Oct. 26, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on Oct. 26, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.

NAPPANEE — NorthWood High School is looking for a football coach today.

Scott Hoover, who succeeded Rich Dodson in 2009, announced that he resigned his head coaching position Saturday, Oct. 26. Hoover, 37, informed the NorthWood administration of his decision earlier this week, though he has not met with players.

“I still want to be a teacher at NorthWood, I like he here. It’s just one of those things,” Hoover said Saturday.

The Panthers were 30-27 under Hoover, including 4-6 this season. NorthWood lost 55-21 to East Noble in Friday night’s opening round of the Class 4A sectional.

“NorthWood High School would like to thank Scott Hoover for his years of dedication, hard work and commitment to our student athletes, as well as to the football program and the community,” the school stated in a release. “Coach Hoover continues to only want what is best for all of NorthWood High School and our student-athletes. Coach Hoover was the defensive coordinator at NorthWood for the 2005 3A State Championship in the 7-0 victory over Indianapolis Chatard. We wish Coach Hoover well in all his future endeavors.”