UPDATE: A source close to the football team said he is “99 percent” sure Knotts is leaving for a job in South Carolina and Bill Geiler will take over as Patriots head coach.indy2

According to the Web site CarolinaPreps.com, Coach Knotts is leaving Independence for another school. The Mint Hill Times has learned from second source Knotts will no longer coach the Patriots next season. One rumor is he’s going to West Meck, and another to a school in South Carolina. Bill Geiler will also be likely to take the helm at Independence.