Carlisle High School football coach and principal Scott Waymire has resigned to become the football coach and elementary assistant principal for the Trumann School District in northeast Arkansas.

Waymire recently completed his seventh season as Bison football coach. He’s in the middle of his first year as high school principal, taking over for Jeff Cagle, who resigned for health considerations during the 2011-12 school year.

Waymire is 71-18-1 during his tenure as the head Bison. His teams have won four conference championships and have made seven state playoff appearances, highlighted by a trip to the Class 2A state championship game in 2011. The Bison lost to the Strong Bulldogs in the title game at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock.

"I have a lot of mixed emotions right now with leaving Carlisle but I see Trumann as an opportunity for myself and my family," Waymire said Monday. "Trumann reminds me a lot like Carlisle, just a little larger. They have struggled the past few years in success and numbers but have had tradition in the past. So, hopefully, we will be able to turn it around in due time."

The Class 4A Wildcats went 0-10 in 2012. They’ve won 20 games the past seven seasons. Their best finish during that time period was 2010 when they went 6-5, advancing to the Class 4A state playoffs.

The Bison were 1-9 in 2005, the year before Waymire took over as Carlisle coach.

"Carlisle means a lot to me and my family and will always hold a special place in my heart," Waymire said.