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Wahama High School head football coach retires mid-way through season

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Official word is that head coach, Ed Cromley, retired Wednesday. Official word is that head coach, Ed Cromley, retired Wednesday.
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MASON COUNTY, WV -

Wahama High School's football team has a lot of people in Mason County talking and it's not about their 4 and 1 record this season.  This time, it's about the school's long-time head football coach, Ed Cromley.  

After receiving numerous calls about the coach Wednesday, we went to football practice.  That's where one of the teams assistant coaches, Dave Barr, said he is the new interim coach. He said the official word is that head coach, Ed Cromley, retired Wednesday. 

Last year, Wahama won states in the Single-A Division, so people in town who we spoke with said they are wondering why Cromley would retire mid-way through the season.

School officials are staying tight-lipped.  We attempted to contact Coach Cromley, no one answered at the number listed.  Wahama Principal, Kenny Bond, refused to comment citing personnel issues.  We attempted to call the Mason County Board of Education and were told that Superintendent Suzanne Dickens was on the other line.  After an hour, we called back and were told Dickens was out of the office and would not be returning Wednesday.

In the meantime, a community is wondering why Cromley decided to step down.  Cromley is still listed as Wahama Head Coach on the WVSSAC web site.  When asked, multiple students who attend Wahama High School said Cromley had a substitute teacher filling in for his classes Wednesday.