Belvidere has named Darin Wecker the school’s 28th head football coach.
Wecker was the Bucs offensive line coach and co-offensive coordinator last season. He helped oversee an offense that broke 24 school records and seven NIC-10 records.
“The opportunity to become the 28th head football coach at Belvidere High School is someting I do not take lightly,” said Wecker in a news release. “Belvidere is a special place with great support from teh community. I have been able to use my past experiences to develop a plan for the future of Buc Football. I will begin working immediately to establish our new standards and core values. My goals are to work with the other coaches to help grow a new culture at Belvidere for all athletics, and to create a program that the kids can’t live without.”
Wecker spent the 2015 season at Guilford where he worked with the defensive line and he was the co-defensive coordinator.
During the 2014 season he was the assistant offensive line coach at Katy High School in Katy, Texas. That year the Tigers made it to the State Championship game, but lost to defending State Champion Cedar Hill on a late field goal.
Weckler is a graduate of Hononegah High School where he played football and he wrestled.
He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education & Health at Upper Iowa University in Fayette, Iowa where he was a member of the football and wrestling teams.
Wecker replaces Chuck Leonard who resigned at Belvidere in December. Leonard is now the head football coach at Rockford Lutheran.