Statement released by New Bern High School athletic director Steve Hardee:
New Bern High School Head Football Coach Steve Tapley announced his resignation. Coach Tapley cited family issues as the reason for his resignation.
New Bern High School Athletics would like to take this opportunity to thank Coach Tapley for his dedicated service to our school, our student-athletes, and our community.
Coach Tapley is a good man who cares deeply about the athletes at our school and a wonderful teacher in the classroom. New Bern High School Athletics would like to wish Coach Tapley the best of luck moving forward and, again, thank him for his service.