Lincoln High head football coach Shakir resigns

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Lincoln High School football coach Yusuf Shakir will not be back as the head football coach next season. Lincoln High officials confirmed his resignation on Monday.

Lincoln High Principal Dr. Allen Burch released the following statement regarding Coach Shakir's resignation:

"Coach Shakir and I came to Lincoln together eight years ago and over the years have formed a great relationship. I appreciate his hard work for our football program, student athletes, and Lincoln community. Recently we have spoken about his professional opportunities outside of Lincoln. Today, Coach Shakir resigned to pursue those opportunities. I support him in doing this and we wish him nothing but success in his endeavors. We are now focused on continuing the wonderful tradition of Lincoln Football, which begins with locating a head coach and preparing for the upcoming season."

Shakir was named head coach at Lincoln, his Alma Mater, in 2009 after several years as an assistant coach and a decorated career as a player for the Trojans and the University of Wisconsin.

In nine seasons as the head coach at Lincoln, Yusuf Shakir compiled a record of 80-35 and led the Trojans to a 4A state championship in 2010.