Payson High School head football coach Graham Ellison resigned yesterday, June 28, citing only “health reasons” for stepping down.
Ellison was named coach on June 9 replacing Byron Quinlan who left after two years to take a counseling position at a small school in Montana.
Ellison would not elaborate on specific reasons for his departure and school officials were not immediately available to comment.
New PHS Principal Anna Van Zile is on a trip to Japan and newly appointed Athletic Director Don Heizer is on a cruise vacation and won’t assume his duties until next week.
It is unclear who will replace Ellison, or what the hiring process will be.
Although Ellison has resigned as a PHS coach, he says he will continue to teach at the school.
The program, however, is scheduled to host in July a large scale football camp that has drawn four teams from around the state.