Mount Vernon High School football coach Jaxon Schweikert is keeping his job as a physical education teacher at the school, but won’t continue as football coach, after the School Board officially accepted his resignation of that position.
The move was made Feb. 15, after board members heard from Mount Vernon players, parents and assistant coaches at a special meeting/work session, asking the board to rescind his resignation.
In a letter dated Feb. 16, Superintendent Carl Bruner told players and parents of the board’s decision.
“In the executive session which followed the regular School Board meeting, the directors considered your comments, along with all other available information,” wrote Bruner. “When they reconvened into regular session, they voted in favor of accepting Mr. Schweikert’s resignation as football coach.”
Schweikert resigned from his coaching position Feb. 3. Some parents of players in the football program believe he was forced to resign, in part because of a domestic violence arrest on Nov. 1.
Bruner also wrote in his letter to players and parents that the school district will soon post the job opening for a new head football coach.
“As they go about recruiting a highly qualified teacher-coach for this position, your involvement will be important,” he wrote.
Schweikert’s teams went a combined 18-23 in his four seasons as Mount Vernon coach.