Littles takes Florida coaching job

Published 10:00 pm Thursday, February 14, 2019

After three seasons as head football coach at King’s Fork High School, Scottie Littles will step down to accept an offer elsewhere.

Littles will head down to Florida, as he is set to become the next head coach of Palm Beach Central High School.

It was a tough decision for Littles to make to step away from the Bulldogs program, but he felt this decision is what was best for him and his family. Littles was the coach for three seasons and compiled a record of 21-15.

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“I love King’s Fork High so much,” Littles said. “They have been nothing but amazing, from assistant coaches to administration to the students. It will be tough leaving Suffolk, an area me and my family call home, but we are excited about the things to come in this next chapter.”

Littles let his team know that he will be moving on Thursday evening and was overwhelmed by the love and support he received from his players. They were sad to see their coach go but understood his decision and respected.

“That just speaks volumes to how we built the program and the family atmosphere,” Littles said. “It’s hard to walk away from something you’ve built, but I’m excited about what is ahead. They’ve got coaches in the building who are able to handle the program until administration decides what they want to do.”

In his time at King’s Fork, Littles was able to lead the Bulldogs to their first Southeastern District title in school history in 2017. In 2017, they also held the No. 1 seed for the region playoffs, which was another first for the school. During that season, the Bulldogs knocked off an Oscar Smith High School team that had won 99 consecutive district games.

“This was all a testament to the kids, and everyone involved in the program,” Littles said. “We have built something there. Now whoever comes in and takes over will take over an established and respected program. I have nothing but glowing things to say about my time at King’s Fork, and everybody involved to make the last three years so successful.”

In 2018, the Bulldogs went 6-6 on the year, which included a regional playoff win. King’s Fork says they will consider all candidates, whether that be promoting from within or hiring an outside candidate.