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Jesup wrestling coach Brent Meyers resigns after suspension

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JESUP (KWWL) -

A special school board meeting in Jesup on Friday called for the termination of their head wrestling coach and middle school teacher.

According to the superintendent, Brent Meyers had been suspended a few days ago.

On Friday morning, the teacher and coach handed in his resignation.

The original recommendation on the school board agenda called to immediately terminate Brent Meyers' contract.

Superintendent Nathan Marting said he couldn't comment in detail, since it's a personnel matter.

The school board secretary read Meyers' resignation aloud. The board voted unanimously to accept it.

It is unclear why the resignation came Friday.

According to Iowa Courts Online, Meyers has three OWI convictions, an assault charge and a charge of interfering with official acts. But four of those charges are more than seven years old, with the most recent coming just a year ago.

On Friday, a handful of parents came to show their support.

"Brent Meyers has been a dedicated coach, teacher," said parent Wendy Pint-McGill, who attended the meeting in support of Meyers. "He has given everything to these boys, to these kids."

Ronald Even says he's upset Jesup's wrestling program is losing someone he says is a good coach.

"We got a program we started building up here several years ago, and now that we're climbing uphill and just about to the top to where things are going to start coasting, they've got to dissemble it," said Even. "It's not right."

Misty Clark says Meyers helped her daughter get through math.

"My daughter had him for fifth-grade math last year, and up until last year she hated math, struggles with it and because of Mr. Meyers she excelled in math, finished with an A in his class," said Clark.

Meyers declined to be interviewed by KWWL and sent this statement:

"At this time I respectfully decline to make a statement regarding the situation, due to my wife being in the emergency room with complications with pregnancy," he wrote. "Please respect my families (sic) privacy at this time."

According to Marting, Meyers' resignation is effective starting Dec. 5.

Assistant J-Hawk wrestling coach Scott Trueg will take over as interim head coach.

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