Mannigel steps down as Concordia football coach; will stay on as athletic director

March 9, 2021

Concordia head coach Tim Mannigel paces the sidelines at the 2016 3A state championship game


State championship football coach Tim Mannigel is stepping down from that position, the school announced March 9.

"It's the right time for me to take a step back and give the program a fresh voice," Mannigel said in a statement.

He will continue to serve as the Cadets athletic director, which he has been since June of 2017. 

"Doing both jobs effectively is becoming more difficult," particularly over the last year, he adds.

2016 Concordia State Championship | Mannigel Mic'd Up


Mannigel became head coach in 2010, winning 59 games and leading the Concordia to the the 3A state championship in 2016. In his 11 seasons, the Cadets also won three sectionals titles, a regional title and one semi-state title. Mannigel served as an assistant coach at Concordia from 1997 to 2010, on the staff of Paul Fluegge and Dean Doerffler, whom Mannigel followed as both head coach and athletic director.

Concordia has begun its search for a new football coach.

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