Ex-MB coach Earley leaves Seminole after one practice

Former Myrtle Beach High football coach Scott Earley, who led the Seahawks to a Class 3A state championship in 2008, resigned from his third job in five years since leaving the Grand Strand.

Earley, who left Myrtle Beach to coach at Chapin before moving to Lexington, accepted the head coaching job at Seminole (FL) before abruptly resigning after only one practice with the team.

According to a report on the Bright House Sports Network, Earley cited contractual issues and problems with his family’s health insurance which would lapse until December. The matter was serious enough for Early to move his family back to South Carolina.

“It was crazy. This is the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life,” Earley told BHSN. “There were some contractual issues and I went in there and found out we weren’t going to have insurance until December.

“It had nothing to do with Seminole High, the players or the administration. Evidently we didn’t ask the right questions. It was a total shock. It cost us a lot of money to move down here and now we’re going home.”

Earley went 72-29 with the Seahawks before departing for Chapin. After one season, he took the job at Lexington and led the Wildcats to an undefeated regular season in 2011 before falling in the first round of the playoffs.

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One response to “Ex-MB coach Earley leaves Seminole after one practice”

  1. Don’t forget that he also accepted an assistant’s position at Blackville-Hilda 3 months ago, but left them before he ever attended a practice. Now, he says he’s interviewing for an assistant’s position at Lakewood… Careful what you’re in for Gator-fans!

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