Mt. Vernon Register-News


April 21, 2014

Gamber resigns as Rams coach

Ends head coach tenure with five winning seasons in six years



Gamber said he approached MVTHS Superintendent Michael Smith about a week ago to discuss the topic and later made his resignation official Thursday before the board approved the measure at Monday.

I don't want to coach anywhere else but Mt. Vernon, but at this time the head coach responsibilities I just want to step away from,” Gamber said. “Hopefully one day I will be able to have the opportunity again, but for now I think this is best. It's simply that. The administration at Mt. Vernon has been great. The school board's been great. They've never put one ounce of pressure on me and it's not been anything like that. I couldn't ask for a better situation when it comes to our administration, our athletic director, all that.”

Mt. Vernon finished this season 15-13 and opened the postseason with an opening round regional loss to Marion. The previous two seasons the Rams advanced to the regional final. Gamber also piloted the Rams to back-to-back 22-7 seasons in 2011 and 2012.

The last few years, not as many wins as I would like,” Gamber said. “I don't know if you ever have that, but we were able to be above .500 both years.

The only pressure I felt was the pressure that I felt inside.”

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