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Darin Glazier resigns from Park football head coach position

After seven years of being a head coach for Park football, Darin Glazier resigned from the position last week.

"The Park football program and the Park community appreciate all the hard work Darin has put into this program," said Park activities director Phil Kuemmel. "He has left a great impact on Park football."

Glazier started his football coaching career at Park High School in the fall of 2011, and came in with a new offense that caught many fans off guard. It was an effective change that brought the Park community and students closer on Friday nights.

Kuemmel said the departure was surprising for him, but Glazier is not going to another position. Kuemmel also said that Glazier felt he reached his impact and it was time for someone else to continue building and progressing this program.

Glazier will continue helping the seniors during the off-season to get ready for college and the future is unknown on where he will go. Kuemmel said there might be a possibility of Glazier returning as an assistant coach in the future.

"There are a lot of highlights from Darin's time at Park High School," Kuemmel said. "We appreciate the amount of work he and his coaching staff put in each week to allow Park to compete day in and day out each week."

As for the future, Kuemmel and the Park athletics department is already working on trying to find a new head coach for the 2019 season. The job has already been posted to the district website and he believes interviews will take place in December with a new coach hopefully being announced in January or February.

Kuemmel will create a board of people for interviews and that will include staff like the strength and conditioning coach and principal along with other staff that the football coach would be dealing with on a regular basis.

"Darin re-energized the culture of Park football," Kuemmel said. "I cannot thank him enough for his time and his success at Park High School."

Brian Mozey

I am the sports writer for the Woodbury Bulletin and South Washington County Bulletin. I'm a graduate from the Greenlee School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Iowa State University and have always had a passion for sports since a young age. Whether it was watching or playing sports, I always knew sports would be in my career. I've been born and raised in the suburbs of Minneapolis and look forward to continuing to learn more about the Woodbury and Cottage Grove area throughout my time in this position. 

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