Former Vikings QB Randall Cunningham loses Nevada high school coaching job

Despite helping to turn a Nevada High School football program around, Cunningham has been removed as the team's head coach.
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Former Minnesota Vikings quarterback Randall Cunningham was sacked from his gig as a high school football coach in Nevada.

According to the Las Vegas Review Journal, Cunningham was informed that he will not be retained as the head coach of the Silverado High School football team.

To Vikings fans, Cunningham will always be known as the quarterback who led the team during one of its greatest seasons in franchise history.

He started 14 games, throwing for more than 3,700 yards and 34 touchdowns as Minnesota finished the regular season 15-1 in 1998, but lost to Atlanta in the NFC Championship.

The program was coming off back-to-back 3-7 seasons before Cunningham took over. During his two years on the job he led the Skyhawks to a 15-7 record – including an 8-3 mark last year when he took them to the semifinals in the region playoffs for the second straight year.

"They let me know they were going in another direction and wanted to go with coaches who are on campus," Cunningham told the Review Journal. "I'm fine with it. I'll miss the kids because we were going to have a great year."

Additionally, Cunningham invested tens of thousands of dollars of his own money into improving the training facilities at the school.

According to the Associated Press, Cunningham isn't expecting to be back on the sideline this fall, but would be open to coaching again in the future.

His NFL career spanned from 1985 to 2001. Cunningham spent most of his career with Philadelphia, but in addition to Minnesota also played for Dallas and Baltimore.

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