LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – The search begins for a new football coach at St. Xavier as Will Wolford resigned from the post, Tuesday.

Wolford led the Tigers to a 44-22 record which includes a 12-3 record along with a runner-up finish in the 6A Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl this year.

“I’m very thankful for the opportunity that St. X has given me to be part of such a special school these last five years. Coaching these outstanding kids and working with tremendously talented football coaches has been one of the greatest honors of my life. Special thanks to Alan Donhoff, Frank Espinosa, Dr. Perry Sangalli, and many others for their unconditional support,” Wolford said in a statement.

Athletic Director Alan Donhoff praised Wolford saying the coach “demonstrated a keen awareness of and desire to achieve Saint Xavier’s mission while encouraging our young men to pursue their dreams.”

Officials say the school will begin the process of hiring a new coach immediately.