"With a heavy heart," Jason Barner has announced his resignation as the head varsity football coach at Kane Area High School.
The Kane School Board received his letter of resignation at its meeting Thursday at the Kane Middle School auditorium.
"I have many great memories from my years of coaching this sport and it will be missed a great deal," Barner said in his letter. "Being a part of this program for the last 16 years and seeing the program grow to new heights is a very special memory for me. Football has been a major part of my life as well as my family's lives."
Barner said he stepping down as head football at Kane "due to increased responsibilities in my personal life." "It is with a heavy heart that I make this decision," he said.
Barner is the father of a 12-year-old daughter and a 7-year-old son who are involved in various activities, including sports.
He told the Kane Republican that he now will have more time to spend with his children and observe "what they're doing" in sports and other activities.
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