Pewamo-Westphalia will have a new head football coach in 2013, after Brad Weber confirmed that he will resign that position this week.
Weber, a 1995 P-W graduate, compiled a record of 44-14 overall and 36-6 in CMAC play and won two league titles in five seasons in charge of the program. The Pirates enjoyed the best season in the history of the program in 2011, when they finished as Division 7 state runners-up after winning a school-record 13 games before falling to Saginaw Nouvel in the state championship game.
Weber said that he’s leaving the post in order to spend more time with his family.
“The old cliche,” Weber said. “I have a 7-year-old daughter and a 4-year-old daughter, and they’re getting more involved in things. It’s just time.”
The Pirates finished this past season with a record of 9-4, and were again ousted from the Division 7 playoffs by the eventual state champion when they lost to Ishpeming 8-7 in the state semifinals at the Superior Dome in Marquette.
“We’ve got a pretty good team coming back next year, so it’s a good time for a transition,” Weber said. “Hopefully, one of my assistant coaches will take the lead and pass through the interview process. It’s a good situation.”
Weber said that he will still follow the team for which he has been a player, assistant coach and head coach.
“You’ll see me up in the stands every Friday night, supporting the team,” he said. “I’ll be the biggest cheerleader out there.”