School history teacher Jim Schnick has been
announced as the school's new head football coach. Schnick has been the
offensive line coach for the junior varsity team for the past two seasons and
replaces Todd Cook who has coached for seven seasons.
moved to Kodiak last year from Michigan,
where he grew up. He played football all through high school and college. He
says he's really excited about this new opportunity and is looking forward to
getting the team to state.
-- (New Coach 1 :24 ‘When
Kodiak football first ... bringing a couple state championships to Kodiak.")
says he's able to relate to the players because he's only a few years removed
from being an active football player himself. His coaching style is simple:
-- (New Coach 2 :07 "I
like to play to the ... scoring points.")
Even during the off-season Schnick is
coaching. He sees a lot of the team on a daily basis, either in his U.S. or Alaska
history classes and works to help keep them on track to graduate and in shape
-- (New Coach 3 :19 "I'm
always talking grades ... another sport in the off-season."
started a weightlifting program that meets three times a week and helps to keep
the team active during the off-season.