SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) - Scott Young, the popular, successful, and longtime head coach of the West Rowan Falcon football program is stepping down, due to health concerns and his hope to have a heart transplant.
Young did leave the door open to returning to the sidelines after his transplant.
"I talked to coach a few minutes ago and he is doing fine," Nate Wimberly said late Monday afternoon. "As a matter of fact, he was at his daughter's volleyball game when he called me back and he said a month ago he couldn't do that."
There is no time table for a possible transplant for Coach Young.
"The reason for stepping down is it wouldn't be fair to the team if he were to get the transplant mid season and they would have to adjust to the head coach being gone. He hope to be able to coach the team at some capacity this season, but it is a wait and see how he feels type of thing," Wimberly added.
The school is not going to hire anyone to fill his position. They will give a current assistant the head coaching role for this year and will revisit this next year, hopefully after Young has recovered from his heart transplant.