Alice head football coach and athletic director Chris Soza confirmed late Wednesday that while he hasn’t been reassigned within the district, school officials notified him that he would be eventually.

Soza, who’s been by his ill father’s side in the hospital, said he was told by school superintendent Dr. Grace Everett that he would be reassigned to William Adams Junior High School as an assistant principal.

“I haven’t been reassigned as of yet… but was told last Wednesday that I was going to be sometime soon.”

When asked last week, Everett said Soza hasn’t been reassigned and that there hasn’t been a definite decision on the matter and that Soza is the district’s head coach and athletic director. She said the district isn't currently looking for a new head coach.

The entire ordeal follows a tumultuous year in the relationship between Soza and the school district’s administration.

It all boiled over this summer when the school district told Soza that he and members of the Alice High School coaches staff would lose work days, meaning a decrease in their overall pay. Soza was the only school administrator to lose paid work days, according to his attorney Tiger Hanner.

Soza, a 1980 graduate of Alice High School and the first Alice native to have the position of the Coyotes’ head football coach, filed a grievance after the school board cut his total work days for the 2015-16 school year from 226 to 202. The reduction in work days led to an overall pay cut of some $10,000.

Alice ISD said the cut in work days was based on a $6 million deficit the district was facing. During a grievance hearing in September, his attorney said if the district’s decision was based on saving money, why was Soza the other administrator to have his work days cut? After the hearing, the school board voted 4-3 to official cut Soza’s work days and salary. Soza’s work days were cut to 207 from 226.

Soza’s impending move also comes after a rough football season in which the Coyotes finished the year 6-4 and one game out of the state playoffs. It was the second year in a row that the Coyotes missed the state playoffs.

Under Soza, the Coyotes were a combined 49-29 through seven seasons. Alice reached the state playoffs in five of the season seasons.

The following is a break down of how the Coyotes did in Soza’s seven seasons here.

2009: 7-4 and 5-2. Second runner-up in 31-4A behind Flour Bluff and Calallen. Bi-district finalists.
2010: 7-4 and 5-1. District 31-4A runner-up behind Calallen. Bi-district finalists.
2011: 4-7 and 3-3. Bi-district finalists
2012: 9-4 and 5-2. District 31-4A second runner-up. Regional quarterfinalists.
2013: 10-2 and 6-1. District 31-4A runner-up. Area finalists.
2014: 6-4 and 4-4. Missed the state playoffs.
2015: 6-4 and 4-4. Missed the state playoffs.