BRYAN, Texas -- The head football coach and athletic coordinator for Rudder High School is stepping down for the 2017 season.

In an announcement released on Tuesday, Bryan ISD said Will Compton will not return next school year.

Compton has coached three seasons at Rudder with a 6-24 record.

Compton will remain the coordinator until his position is filled.

Full Statement:

Will Compton Athletic Coordinator and Head Football coach at Rudder High School has announced that he will not return as Head Football coach for the 2017 Season. Coach Compton compiled a 6-24 record in 3 seasons at Rudder. The Rangers were 2-8 in the 2016 season. Coach Compton will remain as the Athletic Coordinator for Rudder until a replacement is hired.

Statement from Coach Compton

“These past 3 years have been some of the best of my coaching career. So many things have changed since I first arrived at Rudder. I am extremely proud of how our program has grown. Not all of our wins here at Rudder can be measured on a scoreboard. I have been blessed to be mentored by some great people during my time here and will forever be in their debt. I want to thank the Bryan ISD administration for all the support that I received. I want to thank the community for welcoming in our family and making us feel at home from the 1st day that we arrived. Thank you to all the administrators and teachers at Rudder. Your continued support for our programs is something that Rudder will continue to build off of. I truly want thank all the student-athletes and former students. You are going to be successful far beyond the fields or courts. I now know that when adversity hits you will know how to overcome it. You are amazing young men and women of character. Thank you for all that you have done for me, my family and for Rudder. Rangers Lead The Way”

Statement from Lance Angel, Athletic Director

“As a Football Coach, Coach Compton epitomizes what coaching should be about, he has worked hard to develop leadership and accountability in his players and has impacted many lives during his time at Rudder. As a Campus Coordinator, Coach Compton has guided an athletic program that has had some great successes in the past three years. We are grateful to Coach Compton for being a positive influence for Rudder and Bryan ISD.

Coach Compton will remain as the Campus Coordinator until we fill the position.”

We will begin the process of searching for the next Head Football Coach / Campus Coordinator at Rudder.

We will post the job immediately and take applications until January 6th and begin interviews in mid January. We plan to present a finalists to the School Board before February 1st.