By Nick Freimuth
After his second three-year stint as head coach of the Sturgeon Bay Varsity Football team, Coach Mike LeRoy has stepped down from the position. His letter was submitted last Friday and the job posted within the district yesterday. LeRoy had the privilege of coaching his son’s sophomore through senior seasons and steps away to spend more time with his family.
Coach LeRoy said it was an extremely hard call to make but was thankful for the suport he received. “What a great group of kids we have at Sturgeon Bay. (I appreciate) how supportive the parents, administration, community, you (and the radio station) have been. I appreciate the support throughout the years.”
LeRoy will remain the varsity head coach of the track and field team. The move will allow him to spend more time with his wife abnd daughter and potentially see more of his son’s college football games.
The Clippers broke a very long losing streak in LeRoy’s first season that ended (1-8). The team jumped to (3-6) in 2016 and finished (2-7) last season. He said, “Wins and losses are not something that he will grade the program on.” The growth within the program including the youth has been significant, LeRoy said.
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