Rebuilding the Sand Creek football program was always going to be a challenge. But David Ramirez was more than happy to step up and take that challenge on.
After two years of establishing a culture for the students of Sand Creek, Ramirez is ready to pursue his own goals. His desire to work in educational administration does not coincide with the commitment needed to coach a football team.
In an email to CHSAANow.com on Sunday, Ramirez confirmed that he has stepped down as the head coach at Sand Creek as he eyes a future admin role.
He submitted his letter of resignation to Sand Creek athletic director Brian Petzold on Friday.
"Over the last two years I have had the opportunity to work with some great young men," Ramirez said in the email. "It was a tough situation to walk into after an 0-10 season before I arrived. However the kids bought into what our program was now going to be about.
The fundamental improvements and attitude shift that took place in our players are not reflected in the wins an losses, but we continued to compete and most importantly have fun."
Ramirez was the man who helped Pueblo East win the first its three consecutive Class 3A state football titles from 2014-16.
He relocated to Colorado Springs after the 2014 season to work as a teacher in District 20. He joined the football staff at Liberty High School for a season before taking the head coaching job at Sand Creek.
"By resigning at this time I want to give the school every chance to seek and hire the best possible candidate moving forward," Ramirez said. "I want to thank the coaches and community because we have built a strong foundation that will help Scorpion football teams to come. I also want to thank my family for their support during my coaching career."