LOCALLEAD PHOTO MHS head football coach resigns

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Butch Albright, long-time Manhattan High School football coach and K-State alumnus, resigned as the high school’s head football coach Monday.

Albright had been the school’s head coach for the past 11 seasons, and has been a teacher in the Manhattan/Ogden school district for the past 36 years. He will continue to coach physical education at Manhattan High.

Albright earned a bachelor of science and master of arts in physical education from K-State.

Albright’s teams advanced to consecutive state title games, in 2000 and 2001, but lost both, to finish second in state.

“For the past 36 years, Butch Albright has had a major influence on the traditions and pride of Manhattan High School football,” said Terry McCarty, MHS principal. “We are grateful for his efforts and commitment to students and student-athletes.”

According to the school’s press release, a search for a new head football coach will begin soon.

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