LEESBURG, Fla. — In a surprising turn of events, Leesburg High School’s football program bid farewell to Coach Steven Moffett after just one season, following an extraordinary 10-2 campaign that saw the team reach heights unseen since the 1990s.
Athletic Director Steven Hey expressed gratitude for Moffett’s contributions, stating, “We want to thank Coach Moffett for everything he has done for our school, our football program, our student athletes, and our community. We had a very successful season and look forward to continuing that success. We wish Coach Moffett the best in his future endeavors.”
Moffett’s departure comes on the heels of leading Leesburg to historic achievements, including Moffett being crowned the 3S District Coach of the Year in his inaugural season. Despite a 17-10 loss to Lake Wales in the Regional Semi-Finals, Moffett’s impact reverberated through the program, with the team outscoring opponents 407-104 during the regular season—a feat not witnessed in over a decade.
The news has left many shocked, especially given the promising trajectory the program seemed to be on under Moffett’s guidance. Leesburg principal Michael Randolph commented that the leave was amicable.
“Coach Moffett has done so many great things for this team and for our community,” Randolph says. “There’s no hard feelings, and we are so grateful for the time he has put in with us.”
Randolph confirmed Coach Moffett will be helping with the transition for the new head coach, which they are still currently in search for.
“We are looking for someone to continue building what Coach Moffett has begun,” Randolph says.
As of now, there is no information on Coach Moffett’s next venture, but he will leave a lasting legacy at Leesburg High School as they continue to grow to new heights.
We will update when we have more information provided. This is a developing story.