Aairon Savage has resigned as head football coach for the Decatur Red Raiders.
The move was made at 7:30 a.m. Friday during a special called meeting by the Decatur City Board of Education. No reason was given for his resignation.
According to the public personnel agenda, Savage will be transferring to the Center for Alternative Programs effective Jan. 8.
Savage leaves Decatur after just one season on the job where he finished 3-7. Decatur went 1-4 in area play and finished the season on a four-game losing streak.
Savage, a former Auburn University player, was hired last February to be the 11th head coach in school history and just the sixth coach since 1933. He replaced longtime coach Jere Adcock who won 187 games in 27 years with the Red Raiders.
Decatur was Savage’s first head coaching job and his one-year stint is the shortest stint since Loyal Duyck in 1923.
Prior to Decatur, Savage was a college coach at Western Illinois. He also had stints at Louisiana-Lafayette, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Georgia State, Northern Iowa, Arkansas Tech and Army and spent time as a graduate assistant at Georgia Tech and Auburn.
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