Columbus Hires New Football Coach

After 20 years as an assistant with some of the top programs in the state Andy Selgrad has been hired as the next head coach at Columbus High School.

“It was just a perfect opportunity for me.”  Selgrad told  “I wanted to move to a smaller community.  I wanted to work at a smaller school. I loved my time at Fond du Lac.  The timing was perfect.  We loved the area and it was the right situation.”

Over the last 13 years, Selgrad has been as an assistant at Fond du Lac High School, who finished the alternate spring season ranked #1 in the state.  He also spent time as an assistant at St. Mary’s Springs Academy under legendary coach Bob Hyland and also with Hall of Fame Coach Mike Dressler at North Fond du Lac.  Selgrad also had a stint as head coach of the Fond du Lac Crusaders Semi-Pro football team.

“I’ve been so fortunate and blessed to have those kinds of experiences. To learn to see what it takes to develop a really successful program.” Selgrad said.  “Each and every stop has taught me a new thing.  It’s been a fantastic journey.”

The Cardinals are coming off an alternate spring season where they went 5-1.

“What I know is that the kids are hard working.” Selgrad said. “It’s a community that loves their athletics, supports their athletics, and that was really appealing for me.  Going into it, I knew that this would be a situation where you are not rebuilding, you’re just building on the established foundation that’s been there for many years.  It’s just a great situation. “

Selgrad replaces Calvin Zenz who took the same position at Reedsburg High School after the alternate spring season concluded.  He was also hired as a middle school science teacher in Columbus.

The Cardinals open up their 2021 season at Omro on Friday, August 20th.

Click the link to hear a full interview with new Columbus Football Coach Andy Selgrad.

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