CAPAC — When the 2011 gridiron season kicks off in August, the Capac varsity football team will have someone different calling the plays from the sidelines.
That is because head coach Tom Manney recently resigned from the position. He steps down after four years as varsity coach and 23 years of coaching football to pursue further educational opportunities.
"Capac athletics and the community of Capac would like to thank Tom for all his efforts," Capac Athletic Director Arnie Vandemark said. "That includes making the playoffs the last two years and winning our first ever BWAC championship in football this year," he noted.
"We will miss Tom, but are confident in the future of our program and with the present staff of assistant coaches in place. Tom is leaving the football program in great shape and we appreciate everything he has done to get the football team to the position it is in today."
No successor has been named as of yet to fill the vacated position.
Kevin Kissane has been covering high school sports for the Tri-City Times since 1985. When not standing on a field or court with his camera and notepad, he enjoys golf, travel and family. Kevin is a 1980 graduate of Capac High School, and is also a grad of St. Clair Community College and earned a degree in journalism from Central Michigan University.