Chuck Stamey resigned as Shaw High’s football coach on Monday.
Stamey’s two-year stint ends with a 6-14 record. The Raiders were 1-9 this season and ended with an eight-game losing streak.
The only team Shaw beat this season was Kendrick, which went winless.
“It is hard to explain,” Stamey said Tuesday afternoon. “It may not sound logical to some people. But I care about Shaw and what we are doing here and about winning.
“I didn’t feel like we were going in the right direction, and we couldn’t get going in the right direction with me at the helm.”
Stamey took over the Shaw program after being the defensive coordinator for the 2012-14 seasons. He was a community coach for a season before that. Just seven years ago, he was working as director of relationship management at TSYS in Columbus.
“I am a firm believer that some people have it and some don’t,” Stamey said. “… I am not sure I am the person that can get Shaw back to where it was 15-20 years ago.”
Shaw has had a difficult time finding the person to return the program to the glory days of Charles Flowers.
Flowers went 124-45 with a state championship in 14 seasons. In the 11 seasons since Flowers left, the Raiders have gone through five coaches and a record of 57-65.
The Raiders were 22-5 in 2006 and 2007. In the last nine seasons, they are 35-62 with only one winning season.
Stamey played in high school at Haradway. and in college at Valdosta State.