New Eudora Football Head Coach Kevin Kopecky (photo courtesy sunflowerfootball.com)
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Kevin Kopecky has been named as Head Coach for the Eudora High School Cardinals. Kopecky has compiled a 157-119 record in has 26 years as a head coach. Over that period, his teams have been district champions 19 times and state semifinalists ten times. His teams also have earned two state runner-up titles. Kopecky’s comes to Eudora from Leavenworth High School where he has been head football coach since 2010. Prior to Leavenworth, Kopecky was the head football coach at St. Thomas Aquinas in Overland Park from 1997-2009.
In a press release issued by the Eudora School District, Eudora High School Principal G.A. Buie had high praise for Kopecky.
“We are extremely fortunate to hire a coach with Coach Kopecky’s experience,” Buie said. “After visiting with Kevin, and with people who know him, a common theme continues to shine forward — that he cares about every student and athlete, and his goal is to build and develop character within each one of them. Eudora football might look different on the field next season, but we are still building champions.”
Kopecky, who will teach P.E. at Eudora High in the fall, met with parents and students this morning at Eudora High.
Kopecky replaces Gregg Webb as Head Coach who resigned following the 2012 season to take over Head Coaching duties at Truman High School in Independence, MO.
“Coach Webb has played a key role in building such a successful team in Eudora,” Buie said. “We are excited to bring on Coach Kopecky, who absolutely has what it takes to keep our football program thriving.”