Faith Christian football coach Ralph Nance is retiring.
The school announced the news on Tuesday. Nance spent the past four seasons as head football coach, going 29-13, including 9-2 this past season. Before becoming head coach, he was an assistant for 20 years, and also served as the school's baseball coach from 1994-2005 and 2013-16.
"Coach Nance has especially enjoyed cultivating relationships with his players and impacting their lives in many ways both on and off the field," the school wrote in a statement. "Coach Nance has contributed heavily to the athletic program at Faith Christian as he also served as head baseball coach for many years as well. Faith Christian would like to thank Coach Nance for his many years of service and wish many blessings on him and his family as he enters retirement."
As a football assistant, Nance was part of four state championships (1998, 2004, 2006 and 2009), and 12 league championships. As head coach, his team won two league titles.
The Eagles, who compete in Class 2A, will return many key contributors in 2018.