Tech May Hire New Football Coach Next Week
Tech High School has chosen finalists for the vacant head football coaching job. Tech Principal Charlie Eisenreich indicated that they have chosen finalists for the position and will conduct 2nd interviews with those individuals next Thursday and a decision is expected shortly after that. Eisenreich says they are getting new Activities Director Dave Langerud immediately involved in the process.
Eisenreich would not name the finalists at this time but unnamed sources indicate that current Tech Defensive Coordinator Jon Benson, and Kimball head football coach John Benson are the 2 vying for the position. Jon Benson is a former head football coach at Apollo, and John Benson is the grandson of former St. John's football coach John Gagliardi.
Sartell head football coach Scott Hentges was previously reported as a finalist for the position but that is not correct. Scott told me today he did not apply for the job.
The Tech football coaching vacancy was created when long time head coach Gregg Martig took a teaching job and football assistant coaching job at Pequot Lakes. Martig was also the top assistant coach for boys basketball at Tech. Charlie Eisenreich says that vacancy will be hired by the head boys basketball coach (Mike Trewick) and the Activities Director (Dave Langerud).