Boys basketball coach Dan Leffel has decided to step down after two years as the varsity basketball coach.
Leffel has coached 13 years, 10 in Menomonee Falls and three at Wisconsin Lutheran College.
"I've coached for many years and have decided that now is the right time to walk away from coaching to spend quality time with my active family," Leffel said. "I'm also looking forward to having more time to dedicate to teaching third grade at Riverside Elementary School."
Leffel took over the coaching job two years ago for Ben Siebert and compiled a record of 21-26.
"Like the entire Menomonee Falls community, I was surprised by the announcement, but commend Dan on the decision to make his family time a priority," Athletic and Activities Director Ryan Anderson said. "This year's team finished the season with some gritty wins. The future of Falls basketball is promising. The returning and upcoming players within the program will fuel a solid lineup for years to come."
Leffel added, "I am very proud of the players I've coached over the years and look back fondly on the time spent teaching those young men the game of basketball, and a little about life outside of the game. I'm thankful for the support of parents, the district and Indians' fans during my tenure. I wish great success to the next varsity basketball coach of Menomonee Falls and look forward to sitting in the stands with my family and cheering on the program."
The position opening was posted Friday. Interested applicants can apply on WECAN or contact Anderson at the high school for more information. A selection committee will be formed and a new coach will be in place by the end of April.
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