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Karl Smeltzer resigns at St. James

After 19 seasons at St. James School, the past five as head football coach, Karl Smeltzer resigned Tuesday, effective immediately.

"You can be in one place too long," Smeltzer told the WSFA 12 sports team by phone Tuesday night.

Smeltzer led the Trojans to one of their best seasons (8-2) in years. St. James hosted a first-round playoff game, but was eliminated.

"I still have a passion for coaching," said Smeltzer, who plans to continue coaching in Fever Country after taking some time off.

Smeltzer said the decision to resign was his.

Smeltzer won four state softball state championships at St. James.

"I will miss my players," he said.

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