Bill Maczko out as Southern Lee coach

By ALEX PODLOGAR

alexp@sanfordherald.com

 

SANFORD — The tumultuous short tenure of Southern Lee football coach Bill Maczko came to end on Monday, two sources confirmed to The Herald.

 

Maczko, who beat out two Cavaliers’ assistant coaches for the head job when he was hired on May 20, 2008, finished his one season at the Southern Lee helm 1-9, the lone victory coming against rival Lee County. 

 

When reached Monday evening, Maczko did not comment on how the change was made, but did confirm that he was no longer the head coach at Southern Lee.

 

“I just want to thank all of those who gave me a chance,” he said. “I feel bad I let those people down.”

 

Southern Lee Athletic Director Cletis Gore had no comment about the move, but did confirm that the position was open. He directed all comments to Lee County Schools.

 

Bill Tatum, the chairman of the Lee County Board of Education, said that the board was not aware of a change.

 

“We as a board have not been briefed about a change,” Tatum said.

 

But Maczko was clear.

 

“I wish whoever is hired the best of luck,” Maczko said.

 

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