Kerley resigns as Cerro Gordo/Bement football coach

After a brief closed session, the Cerro Gordo school board on Dec. 21 accepted the resignation of seven-year football coach Andy Kerley. No reason was given by the board or Robinson. He will continue in his teaching role at Cerro Gordo Junior/Senior High School.

Kerley racked up a 42-28 record in his years heading up the co-op football squad that also included Bement High School and DeLand-Weldon High School.

His teams qualified for the IHSA football playoffs four years, including undefeated regular seasons in 2012 and 2013. In 2013 the Broncos won two playoff games to compile an 11-1 mark.

The football team finished with a 3-6 record this past season.

“After a lot of thought I decided it was in the best interest of my family, myself and the program to step away as head coach,” Kerley told the Journal-Repbulican on Friday. “I greatly enjoyed my time as head coach of Cerro Gordo and CGB and wish them all the best moving forward.”

No replacement for Kerley has been named.

Andrew Helregel contributed to this report.


Categories (3):Prep Sports, Football, Sports


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