One month after taking the job, Tyrus Ward resigns as Tyner football coach

Staff Photo by Matt Hamilton / Brainerd head coach Tyrus Ward walks the sidelines at Red Bank High School on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. Red Bank hosted Brainerd for a second-round 3A playoff game.

Barely more than a month after taking over the Tyner Academy football program, Tyrus Ward has resigned, citing an unexpected career opportunity that has come up.

"I understand the timing isn't ideal because you never want to do anything short-term, but something has come up unexpectedly that would be an opportunity for me and my family," Ward said. "It was a very tough decision leaving Tyner because that was a job I was excited about. The toughest part is leaving those kids who I had already gotten to know at Tyner."

Ward added that he could not yet elaborate on where he would be coaching next. He had not yet begun spring practice with the Rams, but workouts are underway.

"Things like this happen sometimes and obviously the timing of it isn't ideal for us," Tyner principal Gerald Harris said.