ODESSA, TX (KWES) - One of the longest tenured high school football coaches in the Permian Basin is stepping down.
Ron King, the Odessa High School football coach and athletic director, turned in his resignation on Monday.
According to the Ector County Independent School District's Athletic Department, King will step down in June when his contract ends.
King told NewsWest 9 on Monday night that he was asked to resign.
"Back in April , I met with Mr. Crow and Mr. Vesely," he said. "Basically, I was told the expectations that were needed for me to have my contract renewed... After the season, [they] basically said I really had not met the expectations or the parameters of what was expected, which I understand and agreed with. They said they would like for me to tender my resignation and I did."
King had coached the Bronchos for 10 years. They finished 2-8 and 0-5 in district play this season, and did not make the playoffs for the second straight year.
"I think he made a wise choice [stepping down]," said Odessa resident Richard Carrasco. "I think it's time for a change. We need somebody who can really bring that team back up and hopefully we can get [a coach] that can be good."
However, others disagreed.
"He's a good coach, so he should have stayed," said Juan Vargas. "[He] should have never resigned."