High School Football

One of the Treasure Valley’s longest-tenured high school football coaches resigns

Weiser coach John Srholec Jr., left, and his father and assistant coach, John Srholec Sr., have coached the Wolverines for the majority of the past four decades.
Weiser coach John Srholec Jr., left, and his father and assistant coach, John Srholec Sr., have coached the Wolverines for the majority of the past four decades. Idaho Statesman file

Weiser football coach John Srholec Jr. has stepped down after leading the Wolverine football program for 19 years, the school announced Friday.

Srholec Jr. led Weiser to a 106-83 record, five league titles and 17 playoff appearances. He also reached the state semifinals five times and finished as the 3A state runner-up in 2002 and 2005.

“I would like to say thank you to the school and town for allowing me to coach the great young men of our community for almost two decades,” Srholec Jr. said in a news release. “I have amazing memories of those seasons. I also want to thank the many assistant coaches I have had over the 19 years at Weiser. Without them, we never could have had the many successes we had, both on and off the field.”

The Srholec family has led the Weiser football program for the majority of the past four decades. John Srholec Sr. started coaching his son in 1982 and led the Wolverines to a state title in 1987.

After graduating as an All-Idaho selection in 1984, John Srholec Jr. started coaching under his father before taking his first head coaching job South Umpqua High in Myrtle Creek, Ore., in 1992. He returned to Weiser in 1999 and his father served as his assistant.

He steps away with a 141-118 record between Weiser and South Umpqua.

“His tireless work ethic, devotion to the football program, and the level of care and concern he exhibits for our students and student-athletes is invaluable,” Weiser Athletic Director Tyler Grant said in a news release. “He and I have had multiple conversations about the meaning of referring to someone as ‘Coach.’ Coach Srholec is more than deserving of that distinction, regardless of whether or not he is leading our football program.”

Michael Lycklama: 208-377-6424, @MichaelLycklama

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