Head Coach Brian Hermanson Steps Down at Washington High School
It’s the end of an era at Washington High School in Sioux Falls. Head football coach Brian Hermanson announced Tuesday he is resigning effective immediately
Hermanson took over the Warrior program in 2005, coming over from Roosevelt, where he was the defensive coordinator. He led the Warriors to a record six straight 11AA title games, including three victories in the last four.
In an e-mail to ESPN991′s Brad Peterson, Hermanson said he wanted more time to focus on his son Matt, who plays football at the University of Montana:
Still plan on teaching and coaching track at Washington . Just wanted to follow Matt his last two years. Time to be dad for awhile.
Hermanson’s Warriors have produced 22 Division I players. No replacement has been named.
Some of Hermanson’s former players took to Twitter to react:
— Chris Parker (@Chris_Parker3) February 26, 2013
Words honestly cannot describe how thankful I am to have had Brian Hermanson in my life. He’s always been… instagr.am/p/WMqnNjzc3M/
— Zach Ferdinand (@King__Ferdinand) February 26, 2013
S/O to Coach Hermanson for Resigning this morning! Truly an inspiration! Gonna be greatly missed!#loveyaHerm#DYNASTY twitter.com/NathanGerry/st…
— Nathan Gerry (@NathanGerry) February 26, 2013
Herm will forever be a legend
— Jordan Determan (@J_D_8) February 26, 2013
In addition, members of the sports community are also tweeting their thoughts on the coach’s decision to resign.
Brian Hermanson revived rich tradition of WHS football and claimed SF superiority at height of city’s football rise. One of best we’ve seen.
— Stu Whitney (@stuwhitney) February 26, 2013
Brian Hermanson created a dynasty at SFW. Good for him walking away. Always a fun interview. keloland.com/newsdetail.cfm…
— Jim Madalinsky (@Jim_Madalinsky) February 26, 2013
Congrats to Brian Hermanson on a terrific run at Washington High School. It was always easy for this former Warrior to admire his work.
— Matt Zimmer (@argusmattz) February 26, 2013