EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (NORTH HIGH SCHOOL NEWS RELEASE) - North High School announced today that Ben King has officially resigned from his three year post as Head Football Coach.
In his resignation letter, Coach King stated, “While wins and losses are not the only measure of a high school athletic program, they are a significant and important element of a Varsity sport. We were not successful and for that I take full responsibility. I know the lack of wins was not related to the effort put forth by the student-athletes or coaching staff. I am proud of the team and how they conducted themselves through a very difficult season.”
Coach King see’s reason for optimism regarding the future of the North football program. “North has some really dedicated student-athletes who have begun more fully committing to our strength and conditioning program – and they have a better understanding now - of the commitment it will require to keep improving as a football team. I know there are also some talented kids and strong numbers in our middle schools who will provide a great energy and will to succeed when they get to North.”
King concluded, “I would like to thank the North community, assistant coaches, and administration for their support and the opportunity to coach at North High School. I would also like to thank the parents of the North athletes I had the privilege to coach these past three years.”
Joe Eisenhuth, NHS Assistant Principal & Athletic Director, commented, “I've observed and appreciated Coach King’s positive approach in working with our student-athletes. He provided a great deal of knowledge and effort in giving our high school football program a structure that we can build on. We appreciate Ben’s efforts and all that he has done for North football."
The NHS administration and Athletic Department have met and begun discussions on a preliminary transition plan and will provide a search for the position in accordance with the planning for staffing for the 2013-14 school year.