Alton, IL - Marquette Catholic High School has accepted the resignation of Head Football Coach Darrel Angleton.

"When I took over for Coach Bucher, I knew then that Marquette would be the only place I would want to serve as a head coach" said Angleton. "So for me, this is probably more of a retirement, which I have been considering lately. I'm not looking to go somewhere else."

"Realistically, football is ten months a year. So for five years it has been nearly year round work. None of us do this for the money. We do it because we love it and we care about the kids."

Angleton, a geological engineer by profession, added "I've been juggling running my own business during my time coaching, and I know that in the near future my time commitment to the business will increase. I know that Marquette needs someone who is totally committed year round. It would not be fair to the program if I were not able to be totally committed."

"The school wishes to thank Coach Angleton for his time and efforts during the past five seasons. Our football program has a long and proud tradition. Marquette Catholic is committed to finding the right person to take the program to the next level for our current and future student athletes" said Marquette Athletic Director Jack Holmes.

"The Athletic Department will begin a thorough search process to find the right person to build upon this already successful program and lead it into the future," Holmes said.