Josh Lattimer announced Thursday that he is resigning as the Ellsworth Community College (ECC) head football coach. Lattimer has accepted the defensive coordinator position at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, OK, a Division II college. Beginning March 3 he will be coaching for his former college head coach in the conference in which he played as a student-athlete.
"The past two years at Ellsworth Community College have been a great experience for my family and me," says Coach Lattimer. "The people at Ellsworth are truly passionate about helping young men and women be successful. The decision to move on from here was very difficult because of that. I will always be very thankful for my time at ECC!"
ECC Athletic Director Nate Forsyth says, "Coach Lattimer did a commendable job as Ellsworth's head football coach and he is definitely leaving the program in great shape. We understand that he believes it is in the best interest of himself and his family to make this career move at this time. He had a goal of eventually coaching at the four-year level and this opportunity in a very familiar environment closer to his extended family just became available quicker than he thought it would. We wish Coach Lattimer and his family all the best and want to thank him for all that he's done to move our football program forward."
ECC Provost Nancy Muecke added, "We are certainly saddened to be losing Coach Lattimer as our head football coach. As an educational institution, however, we are in the 'business' of people development, and we support our staff as they move on to new opportunities and challenges. Coach Lattimer did an extraordinary job of not only keeping the football program viable, but moving it forward and assisting our student-athletes in reaching their team and individual goals. He, his wife Nicole, and their children Jeremiah, Natalie and Jack will all be greatly missed."