Timon's Charlie Comerford steps down as AD and head coach of football

Posted at 2:57 PM, Jun 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-24 15:01:51-04

Bishop Timon Athletic Director and football head coach Charlie Comerford stepped down from his positions on Saturday.

Comerford, who played high school football for the Tigers, was named head coach of the program in 2011. 

In statement posted on Twitter, Comerford said he is stepping down following the departure of Michele Battin, who's contract was not renewed by the school.

"There are many different reasons for my decision, but the main factor was our principal, Michele Battin," Comerford wrote.  "Michele was the finest administrator, leader, friend, and boss I've ever been around."

He continued: "In my opinion, Timon cannot afford to lose a leader like Michele.  If this is the path the school is taking, I don't want to be a part of it."

In a statement released by the school on Saturday, it thanked both Comerford and Battin.

"We have decided not to renew Mrs. Battin's contract as principal of the school. We thank her for her many years of service.

"As of yesterday, Charlie Comerford has decided to step down as our athletic director and football coach. We thank him for his years of service to our school. We are actively pursuing new candidates for these positions and have nothing but the best interest of our students in mind."