Commerce head football coach Marvin Justice announced his resignation last Friday, leaving the Tigers without a head coach at the dawn of spring practice.
In an interview with OnlineAthens.com, Commerce High School principal Donnie Drew said that Justice was resigning due to health and family reasons.
“He drives in from a pretty good distance off, 45 minutes or something like that,” Drew said. “There’s been a lot of long days for him and I think he’s concerned about his health and time away from his family members."
While the Tigers have yet to name a new head coach, Drew said that the school system is currently reviewing a pool of applicants.
In his two seasons as the Tigers' head coach, Justice was 9-13, reaching the class-A state playoffs each year – adding to the 15 consecutive Commerce playoff berths. Justice was formerly a defensive coordinator under Steve Savage.
For more on this story, please see the May 8 edition of the Commerce News.