GRAND HAVEN — Veteran coach Mike Farley announced he is retiring from coaching.

Farley, in his second stint as the head coach at Grand Haven, announced on Facebook that he is stepping down as the Bucs’ coach.

“After 32 years of coaching football, 17 years as a head coach, I have decided to retire from coaching. I want to thank my family for supporting me and encouraging me to pursue my coaching passion,” wrote Farley, who informed his players of his decision on Tuesday.

Farley coached at Grand Haven from 2006 until 2013. At that point, he stepped down and moved to Georgia, where he was the offensive coordinator at South Effingham High School. He returned to Grand Haven in 2020 and coached three more seasons and won just four of 21 games.

Overall, his football coaching career took him to a number of locations throughout the state and beyond.

Also in his Facebook post, Farley thanks Scott Grimes, the GH Superintendent and principal Tracy Wilson “for giving me an opportunity to return to Grand Haven as the head coach for the past three seasons.”

According to a story published by the Grand Haven Tribune, GH athletic director Scott Robertson said the football program is in great shape for the next head coach and that the youth program has made significant gains in players in recent years.