Stepping down from coaching..
While there are many reasons why I have decided to step down as head coach, I want Spitfire fans to know that it has nothing at all do with my faith in the players or staff currently there. If anything my faith in them has encouraged me to make this decision sooner rather than later, because I have seen first hand how amazing they can be. They are some of the smartest most hard working and passionate group of people I have ever had the pleasure of working with and it breaks my heart to make this decision, but I believe it is ultimately for the best.
Along with my decision to step down, I'm going to be retiring from Overwatch coaching all together.
There are also some key points I want to make clear:
- Ultimately my decision came down to the fact that I didn’t live up to my own expectations in several areas and was not as effective of a head coach as I want to be or should be
- My coaching style is not what this team needs to succeed at its highest potential, and I care about this team too much to let the wrong person lead it
- This was not a sudden or reactionary decision and not a decision I would make at all if we did not have a smooth transition plan in place
- There is no drama or bad blood or anything like that. I love working with these people and we have shared many fond memories together. I wish them all the best and I know for a fact that with the right person at the helm, this team can do amazing things