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WASHINGTON (WUSA 9) -- After four year's as Gonzaga's head football coach, Aaron Brady announced his resignation on Monday morning. He will continue his coaching career at Malvern Prep in Malvern, Pennsylvania next fall to be closer to his family.

Brady leaves the Purple Eagles with a 29-16 record, four consecutive appearances in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) playoffs and a trip to the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium for the 2011 WCAC championship.

Brady said the sense of togetherness within the Gonzaga community taught him "how to care more for the people around you than yourself," and that this is a lesson he will take with him into the next chapter of his career.

"Every kid at Gonzaga is a leader. That's why they're here," said Brady. "My first year, we got a big win against DeMatha -- a program win -- and that carried over, what that first class did."

Brady said he will stay connected to his players and is excited about the program's future.

"I'll be really proud to watch those guys," said Brady.

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