Mount St. Joseph football coach Chip Armstrong resigned Tuesday after leading the Gaels for the past five years.
"It's 100 percent a family decision," Armstrong said. "It's something that, when you take the emotion out of the equation, it's really a no-brainer. I have to put my family first."
Armstrong, who plans to continue teaching anatomy, physiology and chemistry at Mount St. Joseph, led the Gaels to a 21-28 record during his five seasons as coach. He guided the Gaels to a share of the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championship in 2007.
"I enjoyed the experience at St. Joe, and it's unfortunate, but you always have to put your family first in these types of situations," Armstrong said. "I'm grateful to [Mount St. Joseph athletic director] Paul Triplett and the administration for hiring me. We had a good run, and it was a lot of fun."
- Matt Bracken