For the second time in two years, Powell High School is searching for a new football coach.
Derek Rang confirmed to WBIR on Wednesday that he has decided to step down. Rang cited personal reasons. He told WBIR, "It is best is everyone goes in their separate directions."
Last December, Knox County Schools placed Rang on administrative leave because of an ongoing investigation into testing irregularities.
During his only season at Powell's football coach, he led the Panthers to the 5A state semifinals.