The Virgin Islands Education Department is searching for a new leader for its athletics division after the resignation of Scott Cofiell just before the start of the new school year.

Cofiell announced Friday via a posting on his Facebook account that he was stepping down as the department’s territorial director of sports and athletics after just over two years in the position.

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