One of the great runs in prep sports is coming to an end. According to Wisconsin Radio Network affiliate WDUX Radio in Waupaca, long time high school football coaching legend John Koronkiewicz has informed the school that he is stepping down as head football coach.
Koronkiewicz is expected to present his official resignation to the Waupaca Board of Education next week.
The Oconto native has spent 40-years coaching in Waupaca, the last 32 as head coach of the Comets.
Koronkiewicz took Waupaca to five state championship games, winning titles in 2006 and 2008. The 63-year-old coach wrapped up his football coaching career with a 4-6 record this past season. His overall record is 265-90 at the school.
Koronkiewicz captured 22 conference titles, including a stretch of 13 straight during his career. He was inducted into the Wisconsin Football Coaches Hall of Fame in 2008.
Koronkiewicz studied at UW-Oshkosh where he played four years of football for the Titans, winning three letters and was a part of the school’s 1972 championship team. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Broadfield Social Studies and began teaching in Waupaca in 1976.
Koronkiewicz wasn’t available for comment today. He still teaches at the school and is the Varsity head baseball coach.