Football: Pat Mitchell steps down after 47 years, 344 wins

Football: Pat Mitchell steps down after 47 years, 344 wins

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Football: Pat Mitchell steps down after 47 years, 344 wins

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Pat Mitchell is stepping down as a Cedar Falls football coach after a 47-year career at the school.

Mitchell, who turns 75 this month, will remain in an advisory role with the team. He shared co-coaching duties with Brad Remmert since 2005.

His career record was 344-138-1, fourth best on the state’s all-time victory chart. Mitchell won a state title at the school in 1986 and helped the team to four state runner-up finishes among his 25 playoff teams.

Mitchell said health concerns contributed to his decision. He has been fighting prostate cancer, he said.

“There comes a day when you can’t coach any more, and today’s that day,” Mitchell said Wednesday.

He said Remmert will become the team’s head coach this fall.

Mitchell said he’ll help the program however he can, from game preparation to scouting.

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