COMMERCE — One day after Michael Brown informed Commerce officials that he was stepping down as the Tigers football coach, he had a change of heart.
Brown turned in his resignation on Thursday calling it "one of the most difficult decisions" he has ever made. But the reaction from people close to the program over the past 24 hours inticed him to sleep on it.
"I've thought so much about it since I made the announcement, and the reaction of people close to the program have helped me reconsider," he told AccessWDUN on Friday. "After much prayerful consideration, I've decided to ask the superintendent and school board to rescind my letter of resignation."
Commerce High Principal and athletic director William Smith confirmed Friday afternoon that Brown had rescinded and that he would resume his duties as the Commerce football coach.
No other details were given by Brown or Smith.
Brown, a 1992 Commerce graduate and former Tigers player, has led Commerce to a 43-17 record in five seasons, including five state playoff appearances and back-to-back Class A Public semifinal runs in 2014-15.