GREEN RIVER — Per Green River District Athletic/Activities director Tony Beardsley, head football coach Don Maggi stepped down from his position on the staff yesterday. Maggi will remain on the teaching staff at Green River at this time, according to a news release. Maggi has coached for 21 years — the last seven as the head football coach at Green River.
"It has been an honor and pleasure to serve as head coach of the Green River Wolves," Maggi said in a statement. "I am proud of our accomplishments on the field and in the development of young men. The support from the administration has been appreciated and I am thankful for the opportunity. I wish nothing but the best for the program in the future."
Maggi informed the district the decision to step down as head football coach was a difficult one. But it was in the best interest of his family.
"Coaching football is a year-round job and I have asked my wife and children to make sacrifices with our family time and schedule," Maggi said.
Maggi intends to remain as as social studies teacher at the high school.
"Coach Maggi has been, and will continue to be an outstanding asset to Green River High School and Sweetwater County School District No. 2," Beardsley said in a statement. "
Green River went 7-2 this season. One of those losses came against Evanston. Maggi has guided the Wolves to the state semifinals five times in the past seven seasons. Green River Played for a state championship in 2015 and won a share of the 3A West Conference title in 2016.
The school district will begin its search for a new head coach, beginning in January, according to the release.