Press Release: Saturday, June 1, 2013,-Eau Claire, WI: North High School announced that Josh Fizel is their new Head Football Coach.
In Fizel’s three years as the Head Coach at Spooner High School, his teams have compiled a record of 19-11. In addition, the Rails have qualified for the WIAA Playoffs each of those three years. Prior to Fizel’s leadership, Spooner had not qualified for the WIAA postseason in consecutive years since 1998.
Prior to coaching at Spooner, Fizel served as an Assistant Football Coach and Offensive Coordinator at Elk Mound High School for six years – from 2003 to 2009 were they compiled a record of 45-28 including 3 Conference Championships and 7 consecutive playoff appearances. Fizel was also an Assistant Coach and Offensive Coordinator for the 2010 Wisconsin Football Coaches Association All-Star Game.
Fizel commented, “I am honored to have this opportunity to coach at North High School. My wife and I really enjoy the Eau Claire area and look forward to raising our family there and being part of the North High School community.”
Fizel continued, “During the interview process – I saw firsthand the commitments and efforts in place that will allow us to build a successful program. I look forward to working with the student-athletes on a daily basis to help them grow and develop personally, academically, and athletically. We will look to build a fundamentally sound football program at all levels, youth through high school and will get to work immediately on that process.”
Fizel concluded, “Our goal is to develop a football program that enables each member of our school and community the opportunity to share in the ownership, excitement, and successes of the football program.”
Joe Eisenhuth, NHS Assistant Principal & Athletic Director, commented, “We are very pleased to have Coach Fizel join our staff. His plan has been very successful in his previous coaching positions and we look forward to seeing him continue to build the North High School Football Program."
In addition to his football coaching responsibilities, Mr. Fizel will be teaching Physical Education at North High School.