Fonvielle resigns as S. Columbus head football coach
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TABOR CITY, NC (WWAY) -- Jake Fonvielle announced his resignation as the South Columbus head football coach and athletics director on Wednesday morning. Fonvielle took over the football program at South Columbus in 2009. Fonvielle led the Stallions to the 2-A East Championship game in 2011 & 2012.

Fonvielle plans to tell the football team about his resignation as soon as school starts on Wednesday morning. He met with the school's principal prior to school on Wednesday. The 1997 South Columbus graduate & East Carolina grad plans to take over the family business in Tabor City. He tells WWAY he's been thinking about the career move for over a year. The resignation is effective March 28.

Jake Fonvielle's record as head coach at South Columbus:

2009 4-7
2010 11-1
2011 10-4
2012 12-3
2013 8-4

45-19 overall record (conference champions last 4 seasons at South Columbus)

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Good luck. It is nice to know that there are men out there who will step up and help out family when needed. I know a fella who sits around playing video games while his dad works his butt off trying to keep the business afloat. Kudos to Mr. Fonvielle.

The area lost a good coach. Happy for him moving on. He had some big shoes to fill at that program. He took on the challenge head on. Coach will be missed on the Stallion sideline.

I think that that is really awesome and good job to the coach