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Tracking the head coaching turnover across Michigan HS football

By: , January 28, 2020, 2:23 pm

There has been plenty of movement in the ranks of the head football coaching fraternity across Michigan over the winter, with jobs hither and yon open to an eventual infusion of new blood. Some of the outgoing coaches retired for health reasons, some just felt it was time, while some left not of their own volition. 

Here’s a look at the job openings we’ve seen, as well as a listing of those jobs that have been filled:

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Head coaching turnover after the 2019 season:

School — Old (2019 record) — New hire

Armada — OLD: Todd Stump (4-5) — NEW: Kyle Rowley (Hazel Park)

Bad Axe — OLD: Kelly Durr (4-5) — NEW: Kyle Pokley 

Blanchard Montabella — OLD: Shaun Balhorn (5-5)

Carson City-Crystal  — OLD: Tim Stout (5-5) — NEW: Tim Swore

Comstock Park — OLD: Tim Johnson (2-7)

Croswell-Lexington — OLD: Garrett Grundman (4-5)

Detroit Loyola — OLD: John Callahan (6-5)

Engadine — OLD: Howard Hood (8-2)

Fremont — OLD: Rick Tank (0-9) — NEW: Jason Carpenter

Gibraltar Carlson — OLD: Jack Giarmo (6-4)

Grand Haven — OLD: Joe Nelson (6-5)

Grand Rapids Christian — OLD: Don Fellows (7-3)

Grand Rapids Union — OLD: Rick Angstman (0-9)

Hazek Park — OLD: Kyle Rowley (4-5) — NEW: Terrance Wilson

Howell — OLD: Aaron Metz (4-5) — NEW: Brian Lewis (Plymouth)

Hudson — OLD: Chris Luma (2-7)

Kalkaska — OLD: Justin Thelen (0-9)

Maple City Glen Lake — OLD: Jerry Angers (12-2)

Mattawan — OLD: Ryan Brown (5-5)

Midland Dow — OLD: Jason Watkins (7-4)

Morley Stanwood — OLD: Clark Huntey (6-4)

Oxford — OLD: Bud Rowley (1-8) — NEW: Zach Line

Pinconning — OLD: Dave LeVasseur (1-8)  — NEW: Walter Mulligan

Plymouth — OLD: Brian Lewis (9-2)

Rockford — OLD: Ralph Munger (8-2) — NEW: Brent Cummings

Saginaw Heritage — OLD: Matt Peterson (4-5) — NEW: Justin Thelen (Kalkaska)

St. Charles — OLD: Rick Weisbarth (1-8)

Salem — OLD: Justin Reed (0-9) — NEW: Patrick Ignagni

Tawas — OLD: Tim Webb (4-4) — NEW: Aaron Hazen

Taylor — OLD: Jeff Morrow (0-9)

Temperance Bedford — OLD: Mike Vicars (6-4)

Walled Lake Northern — OLD: Joe Boulus (3-6) — NEW: Terry Battle

Warren De La Salle — OLD: Mike Giannone (5-5)

Wayland — OLD: Mike Doupe (0-9) — NEW: Tim Gibson

Wyoming Kelloggsville — OLD: Don Galster (0-9)

Wyoming Lee — OLD: Tom Degennaro (3-6)

Ypsilanti Community — OLD: Andre Parker (3-6)

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This list is a work in progress, and will be complete only with submissions from readers. If you have a head coaching vacancy (or hire) that’s missing from this list, feel free to DM our social media accounts, or email me at [email protected]