The Dean Howell era has ended at White Knoll High School.

On Wednesday, the Timberwolves’ head football coach and athletics director submitted his resignation to Lexington School District 1.

According to the release, Howell told his players and coaches his decision to leave and spend more time with his family.

“It has been a pleasure to work with Dean over the past 5 years,” White Knoll principal Ted Daughtrey said. “For his 26 years coaching football, he positively impacted hundreds of young men’s lives. His dedication to White Knoll High School has enabled our students to have a wonderful high school experience both in and out of athletic competition. We’ll miss the Howell children running footballs out to the officials during football games and are happy that Dean will be able to spend more time with his family.”

A graduate of The Citadel, Howell spent 8 seasons at White Knoll, compiling a 43-39 record. His best season was in 2016 when the Timberwolves went 8-5 and advanced to the 3rd round of the Class 5A playoffs.

Howell arrived from AC Flora where he went 37-12 in 4 seasons, won 3 region titles and led the Falcons to a Class 3A Lower State finals for the 1st time in 2011.

Lexington County School District 1 will post the WKHS AD/Head Football Coach opening on Thursday. Interested applicants can apply online at joinlexington1.com.

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