Mayville High School has hired a new head football coach and will be looking for a pair of basketball coaches.
The Mayville School Board officially approved the hiring of Scott Hilber as the school’s new head football coach on Monday night. Hilber, a 1993 Mayville graduate, has been an assistant for the program the last three season. Before returning to his alma mater, Hilber was the head coach at Columbus for four seasons. He compiled a 35-10 record during his time with the Columbus and led the team to the Capitol North Conference championship during his final season in 2016. Hilber replaces Tom Noennig who stepped down after four seasons on the job. Noennig remains the school’s Athletic Director and Dean of Students.
Noennig tell’s DailyDodge.com that the school is excited to have Hilber as their head coach “I took the Mayville job in 2016, fortunately, we were able to get him to come back home to Mayville the next year. He helped our middle school teams and was in the box on Friday night when we made the playoffs for the first time since 2009. The next year he became defensive coordinator and we made Level 2, hosting a playoff game for the first time since 2006, before falling to Lake Country Lutheran. Last year was a rough year, but we have some great kids coming up, great coaches and Scott will do a tremendous job for many years.”
Cardinal boys basketball coach Matt Hurtienne has also resigned after three seasons due to time commitments with his job at Concordia University-Wisconsin. Hurtienne tells DailyDodge.com that “I want to make sure I can be a value to the players, and I am worried that I won’t have enough time for the program to help it grow. It was a tough decision as we started to make milestones over the last several years and there is really good talent coming up (in the program).” The Cardinals moved up in the Flyway Conference standings each of his three seasons as head coach.
Liz Cook has also resigned her position as head girls basketball coach at Mayville. In her five seasons on the bench, Mayville went 70-50. The Cardinals finished 3rd or better in the Flyway Conference in four of Cook’s five seasons as head coach.
Noennig says that “Hurtienne was very dedicated and showed tremendous leadership and was getting things going in the direction he wanted but unfortunately his job situation made it difficult to continue on.” He adds that “Cook was an intense and aggressive coach with high expectations for her players. She always got her girls to play well and competitively and will be missed.”
Noennig adds that the search will begin immediately for new boys and girls basketball coaches.
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