UCF coach John Deere announces he is leaving the school

The head coach of UCF, John Deewere, announced on Friday he is resigning from the Knights football program.

Deere will continue as an assistant coach and will work with the football team’s football development team.

The former UCF defensive line coach was hired as an offensive assistant by the Knights in February 2016.

He spent three seasons with the program before taking a leave of absence from the program in June 2017.

The Knights have a 1-3 record since he left the program.

UCF has been on a slide since its 2015 national championship run.

Devere had a strong career in his first two seasons with UCF.

Deere won a national championship as a graduate assistant and played for three coaches at UCF: defensive coordinator Tom Herman, offensive line coach Paul DeLaet, and defensive backs coach Mike Jones.

DeWere’s time at UCFs coaching staff included his first year as offensive coordinator, when UCF finished second in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

He coached quarterbacks in both the 2016 and 2017 seasons, and he also was part of UCFs offensive line development staff.

Deewere will be succeeded as the head coach at UCf by interim coach Tony Dungy.

The news was first reported by Bleacher Sports.