In what’s become an annual tradition of football coaching changes in the off-season, the first major move was made this week as Brett St. Germain stepped away from the varsity football position at Lake Central after seven seasons on the job.
“At this time, I’ve decided that it’s in my best interest to step away as the head football coach at Lake Central,” St. Germain said in a statement exclusive to the Region Sports Network. “Over the course of the past seven years, I believe the program has taken tremendous strides and has become significant once again in the landscape of Region football. I would hope and anticipate that we’ve made members of the tri-town community appreciative of our accomplishments and respectful of the hard work and dedication of the players and their efforts in making Lake Central football matter again.”
Lake Central Athletic Director Chris Enyeart was appreciative of St. Germain’s efforts during his tenure as head coach.
“We would like to thank Coach St. Germain for the great things that he did with the football program and we wish him all the best in the future.”
Since taking over the program in the 2010 season, St. Germain has led the Indians to a 42-28 record and won the sectional championship in 2013, the program’s first since 1999.
As the sixth largest school in the state and home of a brand new football facility, Lake Central should be an appealing job for not only local candidates, but coaches around the state and Midwest as well. The process of finding the new coach will begin shortly.
“We will be posting the position within the next week,” Enyeart said. “Once the posting period is closed, we will review the candidates and begin the interview process to hire the high character individual that will continue leading the program forward.”