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Pospisil named head football coach

February 15, 2019
CJ Eilers - Editor ( , Dysart Reporter

The Union football program has promoted Jared Pospisil from a volunteer coach to the head coach of the Union Knights for the 2019 season, succeeding Joe Hadachek after his resignation in December.

"I'm looking forward to this process and can't thank Coach Hadachek enough for his support during this process," Pospisil said. "My emotions fluctuate between waves of sheer excitement and extreme nervousness because of the magnitude of this program. Coach Hadachek did an outstanding job building this program up and I want to do my best to keep things going in the right direction."

Coach Pospisil coached safeties this past fall after taking a break from football, helping the Knights to their 11th consecutive postseason playoff berth and a 6-4 record on the 2018 season. Pospisil coordinated the defense and served as the defensive back coach for the Knights from 2008-2012, including the 2011 3A championship season. During his last three years 2010-2012, Union averaged ten wins per season, according to the announcement of Pospisil's hiring In addition, he has also served as Union High School's assistant head football coach.

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Coach Jared Pospisil was recently named the head football coach of the Union Knights. Photo submitteed.

"I took a hiatus after the 2012 to be there for my family and my newborn," Pospisil said. "Each year after that, I felt the pull back to football. I missed the camaraderie of football and my family was very supportive of me coming back this last year. They made my decision to throw my name in the hat for the head coaching job easier with their support."

The previous year's coaching staff will be retained under Pospisil as they begin developing the new program. Pospisil foresees some aspects of Knight football changing, but many elements remaining over this first year. The staff will work with students to ensure the program maintains trust, energy and effort.

"Inheriting such a great coaching staff is a blessing," Pospisil said. "When I had our team meeting with the players, I was saying how lucky we are with this staff. There will be a growing period with our offense. The summer schedule will look similar to previous seasons. I have not looked too far ahead with our alumni game/skills competition, but will hammer out those details later on."

Pospisil currently lives in La Porte City, with his wife, Sarah, and his two daughters, Addison and Elliette, and his son Marek. Currently employed at Union High School as a Special Ed instructor, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in English, Bachelor of Science in education, and a masters in special education, from the University of South Dakota, where he also played defensive back for the Coyotes.



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