Sutton was Valdosta’s offensive coordinator last season and was announced as Pelham’s coach March 31.
“Due to unforeseen circumstances, Shawn Sutton will not be the Head Coach of the Pelham Hornets football team,’' superintendent Floyd Fort said in a statement. “I will recommend that the Pelham Board of Education accept his resignation. This is an unfortunate situation. However, the future is very bright for Pelham Hornet Football. Going forward, as your superintendent, I am committed to employing the very best candidate available for the position.’'