Monticello football coach Jeff Lloyd announces retirement

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Monticello football head coach Jeff Lloyd announced his retirement this afternoon, stepping down after five years at the helm of the Mustangs and 22 years as a head coach.


“We appreciate Coach Lloyd’s time and efforts as a Mustang, and wish him and his family the best in their future endeavors,” Monticello athletic director Matthew Pearman wrote in an email to Monticello football parents.


Lloyd was the head coach at Manassas Park (where he won a state title in 2005), Park View-Sterling and Kettle Run before heading to Monticello. He won 149 games in his coaching career, with 24 coming for the Mustangs. Highlights included 2015’s 8-4 campaign in his first season and a 9-3 mark in 2017. Each season included a first round playoff win and narrow losses in the second round. This year Monticello went 2-8.


The Mustangs begin their search for Lloyd’s replacement immediately, with the job already posted on the Albemarle County schools site. Assistant Joe Weaver will oversee the offseason conditioning program in the interim. Monticello has cycled through three coaches (Rodney Redd, Jeff Woody and Lloyd) in the last nine seasons after Brud Bicknell served as the school’s coach for the first 13 years of Monticello’s existence. Lloyd’s replacement will be the fifth coach all-time for Monticello.


In the letter, Pearman pointed to 29 underclassmen (including junior quarterback Malachi Fields) and 38 freshman as reasons to be excited about the future of Monticello football.