May 18, 2012
Byron Quinlan has resigned as head football coach at Payson High School and will move to near Missoula, Mont. where he will be a counselor at a K-12 school.
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Payson High football coach stepping down
Byron Quinlan is stepping down as the PHS head football coach after two years at the helm of the gridiron program and several other seasons as an assistant. The PUSD school board accepted his resignation from both coaching duties and his counseling position at Rim Country Middle School at its May 14 meeting. His counseling job was actually eliminated earlier this spring in a budget-cutting move and next year Quinlan would have been at the high school as a special education teacher. Quinlan admits the elimination of his counseling job influenced his decision to step away — “After my position was cut, I felt it necessary to look elsewhere.