Dylan Schmidt has resigned from teaching and coaching at Wellington High School at the end of the 2011-12 school year. Schmidt has accepted a teaching and coaching position at Andale High School.
Schmidt is from Andale, and came to Wellington after being an assistant coach for the Indians. He said he innitially turned down the Andale offer, then changed his mind.
"It was the toughest professional decision I've ever had to make," Schmidt said. The search begins for Wellington, which is now in need of a head football and track coach, and a phycial education teacher.
"We would like to thank Dylan for all that he has done for WHS this past year," said WHS Athletic Director, Brian Buchanan via press release. "We would like to wish him the best of luck in the future." During Schmidt's tenure at WHS, the football team went 3-6, missing the playoffs for the first time in nearly two decades; the track team is having a record-breaking season, and the high school weight room has been overhauled.
"The kids were great, they're hard workers," Schmidt said. "There's definitely a commitment to athletics in Wellington, and I appreciate that..." Schmidt said Wellington is a great place, and he could not have asked for more during his time at WHS.
"I wouldn't have taken any other job besides that one," Schmidt said. "There's so much to offer here, such a positive environment, and a great experience."