Wayne Grenfell confirmed that he resigned as head baseball coach at East Ascension High on Tuesday.
Grenfell spent four seasons as the Spartans coach, compiling a 74-60 record. He is scheduled to remain at the Ascension Parish school as a teacher.
“You tell your players to leave it all on the field and I believe that’s what I did,” Grenfell said. “I spent four years putting in a lot of time coaching other people’s children, and now I guess it’s time for me to spend more time coaching my own.
“I believe I left East Ascension in a better place than it was when I got there. There’s not really much else I can say.”
EAHS Principal Traci McCorkle said Grenfell cited personal reasons for his resignation. McCorkle said the school will advertise the post for two weeks before hiring a coach.
“I really couldn’t comment before now, because the paperwork wasn’t turned in until yesterday afternoon,” McCorkle said. “I can’t comment on the reasons for his resignation other than what he stated in the letter of resignation.”
Grenfell’s best season at East Ascension was his first season. The Spartans finished 22-11 in 2008^=their first season back in Class 5A following a stint in 4A. From there, the Spartans compiled records of 19-14, 16-18 and 17-17.
EAHS made the 5A playoffs three of Grenfell’s four seasons. Before taking the East Ascension job, Grenfell spent six years as Thibodaux High’s head coach. He also coached Vermilion Catholic for three seasons and worked as an assistant at East St. John.