Local Sports Journal

Grand Haven football coach Mike Farley has called it quits after eight seasons at the helm of the Buccaneer program. Farley finishes his stint with a 44-32 record overall with three post-season berths and an OK Red championship.

Naming his former college coach and mentor as who he will work for next, Farley heads to South Effingham High School in Georgia to take over the offensive coordinator job.

Farley leaves behind a program that has struggled in the last two seasons, going 5-13. Grand Haven’s athletic program falls in an even more difficult position leading up to this coming fall. The Bucs are currently seeking an athletic director and now must assemble a football staff during crucial summer months.

The brutal cold this past winter played a role in the move for Farley who moves to the much warmer climate in Georgia. But ultimately it was working for his mentor Donnie Revel as the real motivation.

Revel took over the South Effingham program in 2010 after he was the assistant coach for nine years. The school boasts roughly a 1,200 member student body and has its biggest rivalry in football against Effingham County High School.