OAK HILL, W.Va. — According to multiple reports, Oak Hill head football coach Eddie Souk is retiring after leading the Red Devils to the playoffs the past two seasons.

Oak Hill (8-3) lost to George Washington 21-14 (OT) in the opening round of the playoffs back on Friday night. Souk took over at Oak Hill following a long tenure at Mount Hope High School when it closed in 2011.

In all, Souk has spent nearly 40 years coaching. He led Mount Hope to a state championship back in 1989. His Oak Hill squad in 2012 lost in the opening round of the playoffs to top seed Cabell Midland.

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  • Mustangs

    As a former player for coach souk I would like to reply to the "he knows he is loosing everything" comment: A coach that has coached for 40 years has lost everything multiple times in his career, to say he is retiring because he knows he is loosing everything is absurd. As a freshmen playing for him I think we went 2 and 8, as a senior we went 8-4 and went to the second round of the playoffs. My point is as a good coach he stuck with his teams through the good times and the bad. He is retiring now because (me assuming) he has 40 years in the sport and I'm sure he would like to retire and enjoy life with his family.


    He knows he's losing everything. Now they can be called oak hill not mount hope

  • Moorefield

    He had a great Mt. Hope team back in 96 with Major.