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Higgins will not return to Dallas County

After two years at the helm, Dallas County football coach John Higgins resigned his position, according to Dallas County Schools Administrative Assistant Don Willingham.

Willingham confirmed that Higgins resigned in a letter received by Dallas County High School Principal Don Ingram on Thursday morning.

“Mr. Ingram called and said he’d gotten a letter from Coach Higgins and that he wanted to meet with the team,” said Willingham. “I haven’t talked with Coach Higgins to get specifics or reasons. He turned in a letter, and I think he met with the players.”

The Dallas County Board of Education accepted the resignation during its Thursday evening meeting, according to Willingham. The board did not make the resignation public during the meeting.

Phone calls to Higgins, Board of Education President Peggy Williamson and Dallas County Athletic Director Willie Moore were not immediately returned.

Higgins leaves Dallas County with a two-year record of 5-15. When he took over in 2007, he inherited a team that finished 2-8 and 1-9 the previous two seasons. Dallas County finished 1-9 that year, then improved to 4-6 in 2008.