Matt Guilliams has resigned after three seasons as the boys soccer coach at William Byrd High School to become a graduate assistant with the men's program at Concord University.

Guilliams, a 2012 William Byrd graduate, played soccer for the Terriers under long-time coach Jeff Highfill.

He said Monday he will pursue a masters degree in Arts and Health Promotion with an eye on a possible college coaching career.

Guilliams, 25, said leaving Byrd was a difficult decision.

"No matter where else I go, I don't think I'll appreciate a job as much as this one," he said. "Just to follow a coach who coached both of my parents was an honor.

"Byrd means a lot to me."

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