The athletic director for the Agua Dulce Independent School District has resigned from his position to accept a position in Cuero, also ending his two-year tenure as the head football coach at Agua Dulce High School.

Superintendent Donna Hilliard said on Friday Kelly Black submitted his resignation on March 12, and had it accepted by the school board during an April 12 meeting. He has accepted the job of athletic director with the Cuero Independent School District, she added.

"I sincerely appreciate the opportunity that you have given me and your tremendous support throughout my time here," Black wrote in his resignation letter. "I am indebted to you as well as the staff, school board and community for allowing me this opportunity."

Black had just received a 12-month contract extension earlier this year, she said, but only recently was offered the position in Cuero. He was receiving $61,000 annually as the Agua Dulce ISD athletic director.

"It was an opportunity too good to pass up," Hilliard said.

The district has already received about 30 applicants for the position to be vacated by Black, she said, with a pair of committees made up of high school students and members of the district's administration tasked with narrowing that down to six finalists.

The committee members will begin interviewing the applicants sometime next week, Hilliard said.

Black will finish out the school year before beginning his new job in Cuero, she added.