November 20, 2019 – West Bend, WI – West Bend West High School football coach Mitch Draxler announced his resignation from coaching. A note was sent to parents this afternoon, Nov. 20.
Draxler served on the Spartan staff for the past six years in various positions, both offense and defense. Most recently, he served as the offensive coordinator for the Spartans.
“Mitch has been with the program for the past six years on both sides of the ball. His dedication to West football, as an alumni and coach, will provide stability from which to build a quality program,” said Brian Heimark, Athletic Director for West High School.
Draxler is currently a physical education teacher at Holy Angles Catholic School and serves as the school’s Athletic Director.
In 2019 Spartans finished the season with a record of 0-9.
Dear Football Players, Parents and Guardians,
Please read the message below is sent to your from Varsity Head Coach Mitch Draxler.
After much consideration, I have come to the decision that I will resign from my position as Head Football Coach at West Bend West effective immediately. After 11 years as a part of the football coaching staff, the time is right for me to look forward to the next chapter of my life and explore other opportunities.
I’d like to thank Wendy Reitz and Kyle Butters for their help keeping our athletes healthy, and of course Doctor Gary Herdrich for his many years of service to the program. Additionally, the athletic department staff past and present for all of the work they do and have done for our athletes.
Lastly and most importantly, I’d like to thank every single player that has put pads on for this program the past 11 years as well as every coach who I had the pleasure of coaching with during that time span. It is those relationships that makes this sport so great. I wish the players nothing but the best of luck in their future endeavors.
On behalf of West Bend West High School, I want to publicly thank Coach Draxler for his hard work and dedication to the Spartan football program for the past 11 years. Coach Draxler genuinely cares about each and everyone of the players in our program. He has gone out of his way to welcome me into the Spartan family and he has worked countless hours for the betterment of our student athletes. Thank you Coach Draxler, I wish you nothing but the best in your future endeavors.
West Bend West High School Athletic Director