David Allie says he was looking for a new challenge in his football coaching career.
This would apply.
Grain Valley hired Allie on Tuesday to take over its football program, which is seeking its first winning season since 2010.
Allie joins the Eagles after spending the past 14 seasons as the head coach at Raytown South, where he totaled 11 winning seasons.
"I am excited about coming to Grain Valley and look forward to the challenge," Allie said in a release. "I enjoyed my tenure at Raytown South, where I was blessed to have worked with a terrific coaching staff and student athletes."
Allie led Raytown South in the Missouri Class 5 state championship game in 2008 and the state semifinals in 2009. He won five district championships in 14 seasons. The Cardinals finished 4-7 last season.
Allie was the Kansas City Chiefs' selection for Missouri coach of the year in 2008.