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Brady abruptly resigns as Malvern Prep football coach

They say following a legend is never an easy task. Taking over for the Pellegrini name at Malvern Prep, Aaron Brady lasted two-plus seasons as head coach.

Brady submitted his resignation Friday with one game left in the regular season. Assistant coach Scott Hisey will take over for Tuesday’s finale against the Avalon School from Maryland, although Brady may attend.

In a text message to the school Friday, Brady said “I am very thankful to have coached in a family community like Malvern Prep. This decision did not come easily. It was an honor to be part of Malvern Prep and to coach leading men.

“After Tuesday’s game, I am moving on to new opportunities. I am so proud of my players and I love them.”

The Friars come into Tuesday’s game with a 7-3 mark. They shared the Inter-Ac League championship with Germantown Academy with 4-1 records.

The school declined to comment on the suddenness of Brady’s resignation.

The 40-year-old Brady took over for Kevin Pellegrini after a successful stint at Gonzaga High School in Washington, D.C. He was 23-9 overall, going 12-3 in Inter-AC play in his three seasons.

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