Raiders Part Ways With Head Football Coach
The Richland High School football program will be looking for a new coach this spring after the school parted ways with alum Mike Holt, who served one year as head coach.
Holt, a 2007 Richland graduate, spent one year as an assistant coach with the program before being promoted to head coach upon the departure of Joe Moos. The Raiders finished 2-8 in his lone year with the team, tying the program’s most wins since 2008.
“We appreciate all of coach Holt’s hard work,” RHS principal Micah Landers said in a statement. “We would like to move the program in a different direction at this time. Again, we would like to thank coach Holt for all he has done, and we wish him the best as he moves forward.”
Holt will continue to teach at Richland High School. Assistant coach and offensive coordinator Cory Pickett will serve as an interim head coach, while the program hopes to begin its coaching search this week.
“I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to come back home and coach at my alma mater,” Holt stated. “I thank the players and fans for an incredible ride. I will forever treasure the relationships my family and I were able to make along this journey, and I wish nothing but the best for Richland football as they move forward with the search for the next head coach.”