Myers Park football coach Jim Ruark is leaving to take the head football job at East Burke, sources told the Observer Monday night.
Myers Park High advertised an opening for a football coach on the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools' website today.
Efforts to reach Ruark were unsuccessful. Ruark coached the Mustangs from 2003-2009.
Ruark led the Mustangs to a 9-4 record and a second-round playoff berth in 2004. In 2005, the Mustangs finished 9-6 and reached the N.C. 4AA state semifinals.
Myers Park has not won more than five games in a season since the 2005 season and has not finished a season with a winning record.
The Mustangs opening means CMS has football openings at Ardrey Kell, Independence, Myers Park, West Meck and two new schools opening this fall: Hough High in northern Mecklenburg and Rocky River in Mint Hill.