Fayetteville Head Football Coach Submits Resignation

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FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Head Fayetteville High School football coach Daryl Patton submitted his resignation on Thursday (May 12).

Superintendent Paul Hewitt said he accepted Patton’s resignation Thursday afternoon.

Hewitt said Patton cited personal and family reasons for his decision to resign. He said the Patton submitted his resignation voluntarily and was not forced to resign.

Hewitt sent the following statement:

“You can quote me as categorically denying the resignation was forced. We are still investigating other allegations and respecting our employee’ privacy rights. We will always investigate things thoroughly and take appropriate action.

“Also, no other personnel actions have been taken other than the acceptance of Coach Patton’s resignation, which he submitted on his own.”


Patton joined Fayetteville in 2003 as the head football coach, and he led the Bulldogs to four 7A state championship titles in 2007, 2011, 2012 and 2015. Patton compiled a record of 116-43-2 with the Bulldogs.

“We are grateful to Coach Patton for his work in building our football program, winning the first football state championships in school history, and setting the stage for Fayetteville High School to be football powerhouse,” said Hewitt. “We wish him well in his future endeavors and thank him for his outstanding work here. He will be missed.”

We reached out to Patton but the coach has not returned the phone call.


  • Never go full liberal

    Football over morals, its only OK when you are winning state championships. At least the U of A had the decency to fire Petrino. Well I guess players have the option to go to a certain college and if they don’t trust the ball coach then they can choose another school. Most high schoolers don’t have the option of where they go, so if they ball coach isn’t trustworthy it doesn’t matter as long as he is winning.

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