Fremont Seeks New Head Football Coach

FREMONT — The Fremont athletic department decided to not renew the Packers’ head football coach Rick Tank’s contract after four seasons. The Packers went 1-35 during that time.

Fremont athletic director Dave Walls said that Tank still wants to be a part of the program that seeks its first winning season since 2013. Before taking over as the head coach, he was the team’s defensive coordinator for eight years. He is a teacher of industrial arts and physical education at Fremont High School.

Tank sent an email to his players’ parents, informing them of the decision and expressing gratitude and appreciation for letting him coach their sons.

“I am sorry that as the leader I could not make Friday nights more successful to the public view, yet know deep down in my heart that the other 356 days a year were devoted to making your child a better person,” Tank said in the letter.

“I am raising my family here just as you are, I have devoted my life to live in Fremont to teach/coach here and grow old here. I do not plan on leaving or going elsewhere, as this ‘job’ is more than a job, it is my life that I choose to live,” Tank also mentioned in the letter. “The football program is bigger than any one of us and I feel that the past several years have started to change the culture of our program. I look forward to still being a part of it if I am able per the next coach and administration’s decisions in coming days.”

The Packers posted the position opening on their website on Wednesday. They are going through the hiring process and have no candidates to start.


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