Bishop Noll football coach Mike Juscik steps down

2014-01-30T17:03:00Z 2014-01-30T21:23:36Z Bishop Noll football coach Mike Juscik steps downTimes Staff nwitimes.com
January 30, 2014 5:03 pm  • 

For seven years Mike Juscik has been the head football coach at Bishop Noll. It all ended Thursday when he turned in his resignation at his alma mater.

Juscik has taken the defensive coordinator's position at Concordia University in Chicago.

"I'm proud of all of my teams, I'm proud of the players," Juscik said. "Coaching football is a great way to teach boys to become men. I saw the players here learn that. They cared about each other. They cared about Bishop Noll.

"I hope 30 years down the road when they look back at their time here, they'll be glad that Mike Juscik and our staff was their coaches."

Juscik was 28-43 in seven years on the job.

He coached college football for 11 years before returning to the Catholic school in Hammond. He coached at Franklin College for four years and at Saginaw Valley State for seven years.

Juscik's first year in 2007, Noll went 5-5. This past fall the Warriors also went 5-5.

But in 2012 Noll had eventual sectional champion Winamac on the ropes in the semifinal. The Warriors were stuffed on a fourth-and-1 on the 15 in the final minute before falling 14-10.

But it wasn't just about wins and losses to him.

"There were a couple of times I thought we were going to break through," Juscik said. "But we worked hard, we competed and we were improving."

Juscik said the cupboard is not empty.

There are seven returning starters on both sides of the ball. Quarterback Nick Thrasher returns along with wideout Jahari Davis, plus seven guys who started on the line on both sides of the ball.

"I've always believed that God has a plan for all of our lives," Juscik said. "This is what He wants me to do."

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