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Hickman football coach Cedric Alvis steps down


Hickman head football coach Cedric Alvis said he will resign from his spot leading the Kewpies.

Alvis told the program in a Friday email obtained by ABC 17 News that he would resign from the role of head coach. Alvis said he has "not been able to meet the expectations of what Hickman Football has been known for."

A Columbia Public Schools spokesperson told ABC 17 News that Alvis met with the Hickman football team on Friday.

Columbia Public Schools hired Alvis to lead the Hickman team in 2018. Alvis went 13-46 as head coach in six seasons, posting an 0-10 record in the 2023 season.

Alvis graduated from Hickman High School in 2005 and played football and track and field. ABC 17 News previously reported that he was a three-time all-district selection and two-time all-state selection in football. He also helped lead the Kewpies to a state title in his senior season.

Alvis coached at all three Columbia high schools. He served as defensive coordinator on the state title-winning Battle Spartans in 2014. He also coached wide receivers and defensive backs at Hickman starting in 2011. He volunteered as a coach for Rock Bridge High School after playing football in college at Missouri State University.

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