Saitz steps down as athletics director, head football coach at Edisto

Saitz steps down as athletics director, head football coach at Edisto

ORANGEBURG COUNTY, SC (WIS) - The Geremy Saitz era at Edisto is over.

The former Blythewood head coach has stepped down as the Cougars' athletic director and head football coach after going 0-10 in his first and only season at the helm.

According to Ernest Holiday, the Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources for Orangeburg Consolidated School District 4, Saitz turned in his resignation on Tuesday.

Saitz, who coached at the school for two years as an assistant, replaced longtime athletics director and head football coach Andy Palmer in 2014. Palmer went on to take a coaching position at Bamberg-Ehrhardt.

When asked about who would replace Saitz, Holiday told WIS that Michael Sneed was selected as the team's interim head football coach and athletics director. Sneed spent the past two years as an assistant coach at Branchville. Sneed was hired as an assistant for the Cougars this offseason before Saitz stepped down.

Sneed, according to Holiday, will remain as the Cougars' interim head coach throughout the season. After the season is over, Holiday says the program's performance under Sneed will be evaluated.

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