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Greenwood football coach Dan Pippin looks on during Greenwood’s spring football practice in May.

Greenwood High School athletic director and football coach Dan Pippin will retire at the end of the 2019 season, the school announced Monday.

Pippin will remain as the Eagles’ coach and athletic director for the rest of the fall season, the release said.

Pippin did not respond to multiple phone calls and text messages Monday.

“It has been an honor to coach and mentor young people at Greenwood High School,” Pippin said in the school’s release. “It has been a privilege to be able to shape the lives of people who will lead our society in the future. Greenwood will always hold a special place in my heart and my family’s heart. I look forward to seeing the school and community continue to grow in the future.”

Pippin is in his sixth year as the Eagles’ coach, having joined the program from North Augusta in 2014. Pippin also previously coached at South Aiken.

“Coach Pippin has provided great leadership to the Greenwood High School athletic department as we have transitioned from Class 4A to Class 5A over the past five years,” Greenwood principal Chad Evans said. “Coach Pippin has worked hard to get the most out of his players and coaches during his time at GHS. Not only is he a good football coach, but he is an outstanding athletic director as well. The Eagle Family wishes Coach and his family nothing but the best in all of their future endeavors.”

Pippin has a 39-25 career record as the Eagles’ football coach, and Greenwood has six games remaining in the 2019 season.

Greenwood dropped its first region game of the season Friday night with a 27-7 home loss to Woodmont.

The Eagles are 2-2 this season.

The Eagles travel to play Laurens 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Contact sports writer Skylar Rolstad at 223-1813 or follow him on Twitter @SkyRolSports.