Manogue Fires Head Football Coach

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RENO, Nev. (AP) - Reno's Bishop Monogue High School has fired head football coach Paul Mills despite leading the Miners to the post-season playoffs eight of the last nine years.

Principal Rick Harris said in a statement Wednesday that Mills will step down Dec. 1 but continue to work as a physical education teacher and department chairman at the private Catholic school.

The Miners finished 3-5 overall this season, 1-3 in the Sierra League.

Mills compiled a 57-38 record over nine seasons, beginning in 2005. He led the Miners to the Division I North playoffs the first eight years, reaching the regional finals in 2006 and 2008.

Harris says they appreciate everything Mills has done for the school but they've decided it's time to move in a new direction under new leadership.