Schmitz Resigns At Dakota


Dakota High School will soon be searching for a new head football coach. Rick Schmitz has resigned after two years on the job.

Schmitz tells Eyewitness News that he’s taking a break from coaching. He’s not sure if he’ll coach again.

In his two seasons at Dakota the Indians made the playoffs both seasons. They were 6-5 in 2014 and went two rounds deep in the postseason. This season the Indians were 7-3 and were knocked out in the first round by Forreston.

Schmitz had previous head coaching stints with Auburn and Jefferson. He’s been an assistant coach at Boylan and Lutheran.

Dakota’s board of education is expected to accept his letter of resignation next Tuesday. The district will then begin the search for a new head coach.

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