Glen Lake Head Coach Jerry Angers Steps Down
MAPLE CITY – After 11 seasons as the head coach and over 25 years in the program, Jerry Angers is stepping away from his head coaching position for Glen Lake football.
Coach Angers will remain on as the P.E./Strength and Conditioning teacher and track and field assistant coach.
“I’ve always lived by the rule of giving 100% effort to what I’m doing,” said Coach Angers in a statement. “I realize now it is impossible to be fully present with my family and fulfill the obligations of Varsity football. That being said, it is necessary for me to step down as Head Football Coach of the Lakers. Coaching (the) boys is such a blessing, but missing the opportunity to watch Duke play at the college level and enjoy that with my wife and daughter is too big of a sacrifice. This is the hardest decision I have had to make in my life. I spent this past season trying to accomplish all of my commitments and put in enough effort and time in to make sure everybody is going to get 100% from Husband/Father/Coach Angers. Unfortunately, it isn’t possible.”
Athletic Director Mark Mattson says they hope to find a position on the football staff that will work better for Angers to balance his love of the game and students with the time for his family.
Mattson also points out, “Jerry is present at so many other Glen Lake events. He is visible to our school and community. He has done amazing work as the creator and Advisor of our school’s LABS (Leaders Actively Bettering Society) student group. Thankfully for Laker Nation, Coach Angers isn’t going anywhere. He will still play a very important role in our school and for our students, regardless of whether or not they participate in sports. While I am still somewhat shocked by Jerry’s decision, I am not completely surprised because I know first-hand how hard it has been on him to not spend more time with his family. He has tried to give his all to Glen Lake and his family. Our time on earth is short, and we should not miss those memorable moments with our family and loved ones. With this decision, Jerry will be able to capture many more of these moments by being present, and, although this leaves a gaping void in our Athletic program, I completely and wholeheartedly respect and support him doing so.”
In his time as head coach, Coach Angers lead the Lakers on two state title runs, eight playoff appearances and a had career record of 74-43.
A timeline for a replacement for the head coach at Glen Lake hasn’t been determined yet.