That is true! Every grade can only get a certain amount of kids a year in. Hockey was never the priority sport to get kids in. If there was kid better at baseball or football they would take him over hockey. That's just how it is and was. It wasn't the coaches fault, he can't say yes or no. It is always a battle with the admissions department. The coach isn't going to make a difference it's still going to be the same team and the same battle with admissions. If your the best coach you can only coach the kids you have unfortunately. He was a great coach and the kids are devasted he is leaving!
He did resign ! I don't know where your information comes from!