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While the basketball team is in Park City tearing up the hardwood, it appears the football program has some upheaval. The Lawrence Journal-World is reporting that Head Coach Kevin Kopecky has tendered his resignation as head football coach.
Kopecky has coached in Eudora one season and the resignation came as a surprise to many. Following the Cardinals season ending loss to the Baldwin City Bulldogs, Kopecky talked about the future of the program giving no indication that the 2013 campaign would be his only one.
“The wheels are turning already. We got to work really hard in the offseason,” Kopecky told us. “”I’m really excited about the future. We got a lot of young kids on this football team and I know they’ll put in the work and were going to be okay next season.”
During Kopecky’s single season with the Eudora High football team, he compiled a 5-4 record and failed to make the playoffs. One of the things that hurt the Cardinals during the season was the loss of Senior Quarterback Andrew Ballock who was injured during the game against St. James Academy. Following that injury, the Cards went 1-3 with a makeshift lineup to fill in for the injured star.
We will be following up on this story and have reached out to Kopecky and EHS Administrators. We will update the story when we learn more information.