Matt High, head cross country and track and field coach at Garden City Community College, has resigned his position effective Wednesday.
In a brief statement from the GCCC athletic department, it was stated that High had resigned his position.
GCCC Athletic Director Ryan Ruda said in a text message Wednesday night that High cited “personal reasons” for his departure between the end of cross country season and just a month before the indoor track and field season begins.
The press release by the college also indicated that an immediate search would begin, and that Doug Marshall, assistant cross country and track and field coach, would assume interim duties.
“We feel like we have some continuity with coach Marshall,” Ruda said in a telephone interview on Wednesday night, “and we feel good on that part.”
High was named the new cross country/track and field coach on Aug. 15, replacing Ryan Turner, who had left the same position on June 17 after serving in that capacity for just 13 months. Turner left to assume the same position at Butler Community College.
Prior to his arrival in August to Garden City, High had been the track coach at Richard Bland College of William and Mary for one year. Previously, he also had coaching stints at the University of Connecticut, Stephen F. Austin and East Tennessee State.
High helped start a program at Virginia Intermont College in Bristol, Va., until 2005, when he left coaching and became an athletics director and recreation and facilities manager for the city of Sunny Isles Beach in Miami, Fla. He spent six years there before getting back into coaching at Richard Bland in 2013.
Multiple attempts to reach High were unsuccessful.