IC Football Coach Schmidt to Resign
Byline: Dave Oberhelman firstname.lastname@example.org
Immaculate Conception varsity football coach Bill Schmidt, whose Knights won the Class 2A state title Nov. 28, will resign his position effective Jan. 1, 2009.
A teacher of at-risk students within the Success Plus program at Thomas Jefferson Junior High School in Woodridge School District 68, Schmidt has accepted a promotion to assistant principal at Jefferson starting in January. The job precludes him from continuing as Knights head coach.
In a Monday news release, Immaculate Conception athletic director Darren Howard stated Schmidt "intends to remain with the football program" in an unspecified role. The Knights were honored Monday night at ElmhurstEs City Hall, after which Schmidt notified the team.
Schmidt, 34, a 1993 graduate of Immaculate Conception and a Daily Herald DuPage All-Area football team selection as a senior receiver and defensive back, compiled a 23-21 record in five seasons as head coach.
"HeEs a great guy, first of all. HeEs become a friend," said Montini coach Chris Andriano. "I think heEs in it for the right reasons. Definitely a good teacher of young men, a good role model. …