Commerce head football coach Marvin Justice has resigned after two seasons, according to Commercetigers.com.
Justice extended Commerce’s streak of playoff berths to 16 and had records of 4-7 and 5-6.
But Commerce, a Class A state power starting in the 1970s under Ray Lamb, has suffered three straight losing seasons for the first time since World War II. The first of the three came under coach Steve Savage, who won 181 games in his 22 seasons. Savage won a state title at Commerce in 2000.
Commerce upset eventual Class AA champion Jefferson in the 2012 season opener but failed to maintain the pace amid key injuries.
Justice had been a defensive coordinator under Savage for five seasons.