Atlanta High’s Matt McCLure Accepted position in Administration and steps down as AD and head football coach

Atlanta High's Matt McClure steps down

Atlanta High’s Matt McCLure accepted a position in an Administration at Atlanta ISD and stepped down as Athletic Director and head football coach at Atlanta ISD. Coach McClure and Atlanta ISD Superintendent  Sidney Harrist confirmed the change with KPYN-Radio toady.

Coach McClure and Mr. Harrist both noted that the decision was Coach McClure’s. McClure will fill a position that was available in student services, Superintendent Harris said.

McClure said he will still be seen at Atlanta Athletic events

Coach McClure said he’s looking forward to watching his son (Cooper) play ball at Atlanta High the rest of this year and next year. Cooper McClure is a junior and is a player on the Rabbits baseball and football teams.

McClure took over as Atlanta’s AD and head football coach in 2011 and his career record as head coach was 65-54.

“He had a good run,” Mr Harrist said. “We want to keep building on what he started.”

Atlanta High's Matt McLure steps down

The Rabbits football team had their biggest success in the 5-year span between 2014-2018 when they advanced 4 games deep into the playoffs 3 times in those 5 five years.

Mr. Harrist said that McClure is taking an opening that they had in administration that involves student services. Harrist said that they are in the process of posting the job opening for AD and head football coach at Atlanta ISD. this week.