Dan Kalbfleisch has stepped down as coach at Huron effective immediately. Kalbfleisch has accepted the AD/Assistant Principal job at Carlson and will start next week pending board approval on Wednesday August 17th. The Chiefs will be coached in 2016 by the rest of the Huron staff.
Kalbfleisch was about the enter his 13th season at Huron and compiled an overall record of 49-65. The highlight was an improbable playoff run in 2014 which saw the Chiefs finish 11-2 while falling to the eventual Division 3 State Champs Orchard Lake St. Mary in the semi-finals.
Huron would make the playoffs three times during Kalbfleisch's tenure and he managed to turn the Chiefs from one of the worst programs in the state to a team that fell just one game short of Ford Field.
Huron had won only four games in the seven previous seasons and had gone through four different coaches during that time frame before Kalbfleisch arrived. Many seasons Huron would finish the year with just enough players to field a team. Huron now has nearly 100 boys playing football in the high school, over 60 playing in the middle school and hundreds more playing in the Huron Junior Chiefs youth football program. Huron is currently the only team in the league that fields a Freshmen team.
This is only one man's opinion, but whoever gets this job after this season will have a nice situation. I personally think they should coax Jack Giarmo out of retirement or find a Jesse Hoskins type capable of building upon what Kalbfleisch, his staff and the New Boston community have started.