Clinton High School baseball coach Tom Fortman has resigned to take an administrative position in Chester.

After two years coaching the Red Devils, Fortman has accepted an assistant principal’s position at Chester High School.

My professional goals when I moved to Clinton included becoming an assistant principal, and, unfortunately, that opportunity was not made available in District 56,” Fortman said via a reply to a email.

Over the past two years, I feel as if I have given Clinton High all that I have – in the classroom and on the field,” he added. “While our results were not where we would have liked in the standings, I would like to think that I have had a positive impact on my players and my students. I feel like I’m leaving the program in a great place and the future is bright for this great group of young men.

I thank (principal) Maureen Tiller and (athletics director) Nickie Templeton for the chance to be a Red Devil. A piece of my heart will remain here and I wish all of [District] 56 nothing but the best.”