PLYMOUTH — In a press release from the Plymouth athletic department late Friday afternoon, the school announced the resignation of head football coach John Barron.

Barron coached for 17 years with a record of 126-70.

The Rockies won six Northern Lakes Conference championships during his coaching career. This includes 2005, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2014, and 2019. The Rockies won 17 consecutive NLC games during a stretch from 2008 - 2010.

Under Coach Barron, the Rockies had four undefeated seasons. This includes 2005, 2008, 2009, and 2014. From August 2008 through September of 2010, the Rockies won 23 consecutive regular-season games.

Plymouth also won the 2015 IHSAA Sectional championship.

The release quotes Plymouth AD, Michael Delp:

“Plymouth High School will forever be grateful to Coach Barron for his constant pursuit of building championship qualities in both his football teams and the young men that played for him. Coach consistently modeled a belief in his players/staff and instilled a toughness in all his teams’ culture. Those who know him best, know he cares deeply about the players he coached, the amazing staff he coached with and the school/community he has served for all these years. Once a Rockie, always a Rockie has never been more important to say on a day like today. Thank you Coach Barron for your service and leadership.”   

The Plymouth Community School Corporation will start an immediate search for a new head football coach.

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