It's been a great run but the days of Coach Andy Poplin leading the Spiders are over at Concord High School. After four highly successful years at the helm, Coach Poplin has stepped down.
There's been a lot of speculation about what led to this sudden resignation, but Coach Poplin simply said "I broke the rules, I have to be accountable for my actions."
The rule he broke was practicing with his team during a state mandated dead period. "It was a misunderstanding of the rules," Coach Poplin said. "But I broke them and that's that."
The team was working out at Concord Middle School on July 31st, a group of four in one gym, and a group of four in another, but a volleyball practice led to both groups practicing at the same time in the same gym, which is more than the state rule that only allows four players and a coach to be working out at the same time.