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Warner resigns as Johnsburg's softball coach

Published: Monday, June 16, 2014 7:49 p.m. CST

Johnsburg is beginning its search for a new softball coach following Wally Warner's resignation.

Warner, who spent the last eight years as the Johnsburg coach, submitted his resignation to Skyhawks athletic director Tom Ross last week. Warner said it was a mutual agreement and something he had been thinking about doing with some other potential opportunities elsewhere.

"It's time for a change," Warner said. "Hopefully they can get someone in here who can deal with the politics in Johnsburg."

Warner said his resignation went beyond the Skyhawks' record, and Ross said a coaching change never has to do with wins and losses, rather "a change in direction for the program." Johnsburg went 5-24 this season and was 96-132 in Warner's eight seasons.

Ross said there a few teaching vacancies at Johnsburg that are in the process of being filled, and he is hopeful the new coach will be a teacher within the school.

"Hopefully we can bring someone in who can bring in more numbers into the program," Ross said. "Wally served as our head coach for (eight) years and had some very successful teams."

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