Greg Slade to Leave Rose Hill for Campus Football

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Greg Slade will leave Rose Hill to become the new football coach at Campus High School, pending board approval, Slade told KAKE News Monday evening.

Slade, who won a 4A State Championship in 2011with the Rockets after a title game appearance in 2004, said it was time for a change.

"It's a new challenge, and a bigger school. And I may have always wondered what I could have done if I didn't try. I know a lot more about coaching now than I did when I started at Rose Hill 15 years ago. Mainly, it was just time," he said.

"When we got him to come here to Rose Hill, it was a struggling program. And he has done a great job of turning that around and making a rich tradition here," said Athletics Director Jim Linot. "His time and effort has been great for the community."

Slade was able to inform his football players this afternoon of his decision, which will now be finalized upon board approval at Campus High School.

"That was the toughest part. It was very emotional today. They deserved to know as soon as possible," Slade said.

Rose Hill will begin the process of looking for a new football coach after Slade's departure is made official, and his physical education teaching position becomes available, according to Linot.

Slade's Rose Hill team was 4-6 in 2012 and lost to Mulvane in the first round of the playoffs. Campus, which competes in Class 6A, was led by Mike Schartz and finished 1-8.

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