Grimmius resigns as head coach of Trojan Football

On Monday, April 18th, Worthington Trojan Football Head Coach Brad Grimmius sent a letter to Radio Works Sports Director Jared Rademacher announcing his resignation as Head Coach of the Trojan Football Team.  The Worthington District 518 School Board will accept his resignation at their next meeting on Tuesday.

To Whom It May Concern:

After much thought I have decided to resign my Head Football Coach position.  Being a head coach takes an incredible amount of time and energy.  This has been one of the most difficult decisions of my life.  This decision has come with mixed emotions on my part.  I have coached for 18 years at the high school level and 14 years of that being a Head Coach.  I have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with some great student/athletes, parents, and coaches here at Worthington High School which makes this a difficult decision.  Then on the other hand the constant criticism and negativity from parents and lack of support from some administrators makes this decision easier.

Coaching has affected my family which is the most important thing in my life!  As many know, I put so much into something and I forget the important things.  With trying to raise two great children of 12 and 10 years old, I have been an absent father and husband from August through mid-November.  I give Sheila, my wife, a great deal of credit having to deal with the family and issues that come about during this time.  It is now my time to give back to my family year round.  I want to give my children every opportunity to be successful in school, athletics and life.

I have enjoyed the many friendships with former players, opposing coaches, especially my dedicated and loyal coaches from this year’s coaching staff here at WHS.  I have friendships that will last my life time because of football.  I love the aspects of coaching the student/athletes about the game of football, but most important about doing the right things in life on and off the field.

I will not miss the constant complaints from parents whose kid did not start, or did not play that much, or did not earn a scholarship.  Each year this seems to increase more and more.  I would like to tell them, here is my whistle knock yourself out and give it a try.  I will take the high road and not look back over the years on the negative aspects of coaching.  I personally have paid a price for the rewards over the years.  It is now my turn to be selfish and direct my attention to what should be the most important things – Sheila, Haley and Cade.

Brad Grimmius

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