SYRACUSE — Wawasee head football coach Mike Eshbach has resigned from his coaching position with the high school, the school’s athletic department announced in a press release Wednesday.
Eshbach was 4-16 over two seasons as head coach of the Warriors, including this season’s 1-9 mark, and led the program to three Northern Lakes Conference wins. His previous stop was at Eastside, where he compiled a 46-49 record over nine seasons as head coach, from 2008 to 2016, including three straight Northeast Corner Conference Small Division championship campaigns over his last three seasons at the helm of the Blazers. His resume also includes a one-year stint in 2000 as head coach at Paoli, where he posted a 3-7 mark.
The press release stated that Eshbach will remain on staff as a teacher at Wawasee High School. Eshbach’s son Evan, a junior starting quarterback with the Warriors, as well as his daughter Emily, a manager with the team, are no longer enrolled at the high school.
Eshbach said that the decision to vacate the head coaching position was a family one.
“As a family, we decided it was the best thing for us to just resign from football,” he said. “This wasn’t a knee-jerk decision. This was something that we decided was best for our family.”