April 11, 2011
Louisa head football coach Mark Fischer will leave the school to accept an out-of-state job, CBS19 learned on Monday night. Fischer leaves one of the area's most successful programs.
"He has resigned to take a job out-of-state," Louisa athletics director Lee Downey said in a text message Monday night.
Fischer will head to St. James High School in the Myrtle Beach area of South Carolina to take over the football program. St. James finished 2-9 in 2010 and the head coach resigned following the season.
The Lions are coming off a season that saw them run the table in a perfect 10-0 regular season and finish 11-1 overall, losing in the Region II semifinals to Broad Run. Fischer has led the Lions to quite a few successful seasons, including a state runner-up showing in 2006.
Louisa is 58-21 since 2004 under Fischer. Downey indicated that there would be more details available on Wednesday regarding Fischer's resignation.
Fischer is the third Jefferson District coach to step down this off-season. Monticello's Brud Bicknell left the Mustangs to go to Patriot High School in northern Virginia. Chris Fraser also left Charlottesville to pursue other coaching opportunities.
Stay tuned to CBS19 and Newsplex.com for the latest details.