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April 18, 2013 at 4:03 PM

Monroe boys basketball coach Nick Wold resigns

Monroe boys basketball coach Nick Wold resigned, the school’s athletic director Brett Wille said on Thursday. In an email, Wille wrote, “This is a huge loss, not only for our boys basketball program, but for our athletic program as a whole.”

Wold was Monroe’s head coach for the past five seasons. Monroe went 9-14 this season. Wille said he will begin looking for Wold’s replacement immediately.

Here is the letter Wold included with his resignation:

It has been my pleasure serving the Monroe community for the past 10 Boys Basketball seasons especially the past 5 as the head coach, but it is now time for me and my family to move on from Monroe Boys Basketball.  Our staff has been incredible through these years always stressing what’s important regardless of the outcome and continuing to emphasize playing the game the right way even if it meant a less desirable outcome.  I am humbled by these men-Nick Fletcher, Matt Chalfant, Dan Bare, James MacIntyre, Brett Wille, and Evan Churlin.  These men exemplify what a servant leader is.

 It has always been a goal of mine to leave when the program was in a place that could handle change.  It’s easy to leave when the cupboard is dry, but returning 6 players that started at some point this past season and having a select / feeder program stronger than ever, I firmly believe that Monroe Boys Basketball will continue to succeed long after our staff is gone.  Hopefully leaving at the height of our success with 3 consecutive district playoff appearances, a conference championship, and a state birth, strong candidates in the neighboring communities will be eager to apply for the job.

It would be wrong for me to not highlight many of the players who assisted along the way in creating a path for future Bearcats to succeed.  Players like Jason Wright, Tim Pearl, Bryan Sonneveldt, Timmy Ohlsen, Joey Roppo, Cole Parker, Luke Drivstuen, Slava Ulanovskiy, Tom Meeus, Carl Bunge, Terrance Day, and Tony Peloquin – all young men who sacrificed statistics and self gain for the betterment of others.  I am truly blessed to be represented by all of you.

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