East Stroudsburg football coach Denny Douds cemented himself into legendary status this past weekend.
The DII coach in Pennsylvania called a timeout at the end of his game this past weekend, walked onto the field, told his players he was retiring and then apparently just walked off to his car. RedditCFB shared a video of the incident early Tuesday morning. (RELATED: The Latest AP College Football Poll Is Here. Find Out Where Your Team Ranks)
Here’s the footage of East Stroudsburg’s (D2) longtime coach Denny Douds calling a 4th time out at the very end of a game to tell his team he’s retiring after 45 seasons—he then walks off the field alone, tipping his hat as time expires on the way to his car. He did it his way. pic.twitter.com/3f7tSKng6s
— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) October 30, 2018
He’s also apparently not a slouch at all. He was the winningest coach in college football at the time he decided to call it quits.
East Stroudsburg’s Denny Douds announces he will step aside after 45 years as head coach: https://t.co/VPHMEzG3xR.
— NCAA Division II (@NCAADII) October 28, 2018
That’s how just about everybody dreams of leaving a job after decades there. He stopped the game, didn’t waste time and went out like a damn boss. It’s one of the coolest things I’ve seen in a very long time.
It might not be a big school, he might not have any name recognition as a coach but he made himself a king of the sport by pulling this move. Absolutely legendary move by this guy.
Well done, Douds. Well done.