Marco Island Academy head football coach Greg Fowler has resigned his position, effective immediately, the Sun Times learned on Wednesday.
In a letter dated Dec. 8 to Academy principal Melissa Scott, Fowler wrote, “My resignation will be effective Dec. 8, 2015. I appreciate the opportunity that I have been given by you and Marco Island Academy. I have enjoyed working with the young men of MIA on and off the football field. This letter is to allow you a reasonable amount of time to find my replacement.”
Fowler has led the Rays for two season and finishes with a 6-14 record. The Rays 4-6 record in 2014 is the best in the school’s short history. In 2015 he beefed up the schedule and found the going rough, finishing 2-8.
Fowler led the Rays to their first district win in 2015, an impressive 49-17 route. The Rays also had a nice 41-35 win over St. Andrews of Boca Raton. The Rays narrowly lost, 30-26, to Evangelical Christian.
Fowler’s teams at Marco were among the best offensively in the area. His son, quarterback Andrew Fowler, was the leading passer in the area the past two seasons. Tyler Wallace was the leading receiver in the area this season.
Running backs Patrick Michel and Tyler Gresham were among the leading gainers in the area.
Kelly Monnot, in a statement said, “Coach Greg Fowler has resigned from his duties as head football coach at Marco Island Academy. We are currently reviewing applications for the position and look forward to moving the program in a new direction. We wish coach Fowler and his family all the best.”