Galena Head Football Coach Steve Struzyk resigns
After 21 years with Galena, including the last 15 as head coach, Steve Struzyk has decided to step down from the program.
Struzyk led the Grizzlies to eight playoff appearances including a regional championship in 2006. He amassed a 113-83 record.
Athletic Director Greg Sakelaris in a statement to News 4 said that his resignation had nothing to do with a lawsuit that was filed against Struzyk last January. That suit has since been dropped.
Here is a full release from Galena:
"Galena Head Football Coach Steve Struzyk resigns after 15 years of service leading the Grizzly varsity football team. Coach Struzyk will be pursuing higher education and feels like it is time to focus on other endeavors. The Galena Athletic Department is appreciative of Coach Struzyk’ s commitment, dedication and the continuity that he and his staff have provided the Galena Community. Coach has been recognized numerous times over the years by his peers in the 4A Coaches Association as Coach of Year in the Sierra League and Northern Region. Coach Struzyk has supported both the SYFL and Pop Warner youth football leagues and has held preseason camps each year of his tenure. Many of the athletes that have played for Struzyk have continued on and played at the collegiate level. Coach Struzyk has run a highly respected program while exemplifying highest integrity as a coach.
• 21 total years coaching at Galena
• 15 years as head coach
• 113 wins and 83 losses
• 8 seasons made playoffs (05’, 06’, 07’, 09’, 12’, 13’, 15’, 17’)
• 1 Sierra League Championship (2007)
• 3 appearance in Regional Championship game (2006, 2007, 2009)
• 1 Regional Championship (2006)
• State Runner Up (2006 to Las Vegas High School)"