Kent Roosevelt football coach John Nemec retires

Record-Courier staff report Published:

Longtime Kent Roosevelt football head coach John Nemec announced his retirement on Monday.

Nemec steps down after spending 38 years at Kent Roosevelt and having served as the Rough Riders' head coach for 29 years. He also spent six years as an assistant coach for Kent Roosevelt and was also the school's athletic director for three years.

His career record was 231-113-3.

Nemec helped guide Kent Roosevelt to the Portage Trail Conference's Metro Division championship in 2013, giving the program its third straight league title.

“Coach Nemec will be missed by the Roosevelt football program for his knowledge of the game, his preparation and his tenacity on the sidelines on Friday night," Kent Roosevelt athletic director Mark Pfaff said. "However, John will be missed even more as a person in the hallways of RHS and for what he does off of the field for the kids of the community Kent. John Nemec is truly a class individual.”

According to Pfaff, the search for a new head coach will begin immediately. All interested candidates are invited to send a letter of interest and resume to Pfaff by email (ke_mpfaff@kentschools.net) no later than Sunday, May 11, 2014.

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