Dragons posted 2-27 record from 2015-17

BANGS — Bangs High School athletic director and head football coach Jim Bird announced his resignation Friday morning through an official Bangs ISD Facebook post.

The Dragons posted a 2-27 record in three football seasons under Bird, including 0-10 campaigns in both 2015 and this past season. Bird came to Bangs after serving as head coach for one season at Ganado. In four seasons overall as a head football coach, Bird owns a 5-34 record.

Neither Bird nor Bangs ISD Superintendent Tony Truelove could be reached for comment Friday.

The Facebook post announcing Bird’s departure is as follows:

“It is with both excitement and sadness that my wife Sarah Bird, and I announce our resignations from Bangs ISD effective January 3rd, 2017. We would like to express our deepest appreciation to Bangs ISD, the administration, the parents, but most of all, the kids that we worked with everyday for the opportunity to be a Dragon. These things are never easy, because people are involved and relationships are built, and those will never be forgotten. After 3 years at Bangs, and 6 years total being away from family and friends of where we consider home, we have accepted employment opportunities at another district just right down the road and only a few miles away. Our two young sons will be able to see their great grandparents, grandparents, cousins, aunts, and uncles on a daily basis going forward, which we believe to be a huge blessing. We thank again all those who have supported and befriended us, welcomed us into your homes, and community.

“We will be at school to say our goodbyes to staff and students on January 2nd.”