The head coach of the St. Edward High School soccer team has resigned his post.
Tony Dore, who’s led the “perennial winner” soccer program for the past 13 years, is stepping down to dedicate more of his time to his apparel business, according to a news release from St. Edward.
Longtime assistant coach Jim Duffy, who teaches religious studies at the Catholic school, is expected to take the helm of the program.
Dore led the Eagles to a 15-1 regular season in 2012, taking the Eagles to the regional finals for the first time in school history.
“Tony Dore has done an incredible job taking the St. Edward Soccer Program to another level,” said athletic director Paul Michalko in the news release. “We are very fortunate to have a teacher and coach the likes of Jim Duffy who can step in and ensure that our student-athletes perform at that level for years to come.”
According to the news release, Duffy has been a teacher and soccer assistant at St. Ed’s for the past nine years, and has “a wealth of coaching experience” at the college and secondary school levels — including head coach of the men’s and women’s teams at Central College (Pella, Iowa), and a coach in the Olympic development program.
“It’s been my pleasure to work with Coach Dore during the past 9 years, and I look forward to assuming the leadership of the St. Edward Soccer Program,” said Duffy. “The future of our team is very bright, and we look forward to another great run in the fall.”