MERIDIAN — Meridian High School head football coach Mike Virden is stepping down after his second go-around with the Warriors.
"It was a tough decision," Virden said. "I think what we did in there in just this one year is awesome. [The program] is in a really healthy spot right now."
Virden led the program from 2003 to 2006 and led the Warriors to the 5A state football title in 2005.
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The Warriors will have 17 starters back next fall.
"The kids are great and we have a great group of seniors coming back."
Virden took over for Porter Lacey, who stepped down last fall after five seasons with the Warriors.
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