KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Two months after leading the Powell Panthers to the state title, head coach Matt Lowe has resigned as Powell's football coach.
Lowe cites wanting to spend more time with his family as the reason.
"Right now I'd like to put my focus somewhere else," Lowe told Local 8 Sports Friday afternoon at Powell High School.
"And I'd like to put my focus on my family and just step away from football for a little while and enjoy being around them. Getting to know them again."
Lowe spent nine years with the Panthers, with the last six coming as head coach. In 2010 and 2011, he coached the Panthers to back-to-back perfect regular seasons and a spot in the class 5A championship game.
"You know the last couple of years have been unbelievable," Lowe said.
"The young men that have been in this program have a lot of talent and they've won a lot of ballgames around here. The coaching staff has been incredible and I certainly have enjoyed being a part of that."
Lowe leaves the program with a 49-23 coaching record.
Lowe will continue to teach at Powell High School.