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Coach Andy Campbell (WHO-HD)

Coach Andy Campbell (WHO-HD)

DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines Lincoln football head coach, Andy Campbell, confirms to WHO that he is resigning from his position after two season. Six of his assistants are also stepping down from their positions.

According to the Des Moines Register, Campbell and his staff worked hard to create a “family atmosphere” and that played into their decision to step down together.

“You’ve just got to ask yourself if you’re up for the other political things, and at this stage of my career after 10 years as a head coach, I felt it was time to let somebody else have those headaches,” Campbell told the Register.

Campbell led the Railsplitters to a 4-A Playoff this past fall.

 

4 comments

  • John Smith

    It is my understanding that football coaches in the Des Moines school system are no longer required to be actual teachers on the staff of their schools. They are simply hired as football coaches.

    If I understand this correctly, then, high school football in Des Moines is not so much a function of education as it is a paid entertainment for parents and alums. Excepting for the part where property tax payers are the ones actually footing the bulk of the costs for it.

    So, don’t worry: No actual educations will be effected by this, I’m guessing.

    • so be it

      John,
      Actually in the entire state, coaches don’t have to also be teachers. The reason being, for all the time put in, a coaching contract pays very little. Most teachers, since they have long hours during the school year already, don’t think it is worth the money.

      • John Smith

        Thank you for the info. Myself, I remember all the football staff taught boys PE when I was in HS. Which then meant that they sat in the Head Coach’s office, smoked cigars, and tried to plan tactics and strategies for the next football game.

        Thing is, most schools spend a lot more money on facilities and real estate for this one sport than any other single program in the school.

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