Duluth East posts head football coaching job
Duluth East High School is looking to hire a new head football coach. On Friday the job posting was shared on the Duluth East Greyhounds Activities Facebook page.
Joe Hietala held the position to start the 2023 season, but was placed on administrative leave in late September. Assistant coaches Bryan Kallevig and Joel Brekken were then named interim co-head coaches.
The initial statement from the school in September read: “The school district remains committed to ensuring a safe and inclusive environment for all students, staff, and community members. We take all allegations seriously and are conducting a thorough and impartial investigation to gather all necessary facts and information related to the matter.”
WDIO’s original report is available here: East head football coach Joe Hietala on leave since Saturday, investigation continues.
The full job posting reads as follows:
Head Football Coach – East High School
Date Posted: 1/5/2024
Closing Date: 01/12/2024
Season Starts: 08/05/24 to 10/31/24
Minimum Qualifications: Completion of 6-quarter credits or equivalent, or 60 hours of instruction in first aid and the care and prevention of athletic injuries, and completion of coaching methods or theory course. Knowledge and experience necessary to coach the sport.
Desirable Qualifications: Willingness to devote time to developing the program, dependability and responsibility; able to travel with the team.
FOR HEAD SPORT COACHES ONLY:If you do not currently meet the State Statute Requirement (SSR) to be a head coach in Minnesota, you will be directed to the Minnesota Coaches Education Program tab on the Coaches Clipboard page. This is a 6-hour in person course and includes additional online modules that must be completed per the state law. The cost of this course is $170.
Continuing Education Requirement (CER) page where you will have access to the required training. Sport Coaches must complete Chapters 1-4. Fine Arts Coaches/Directors must complete Chapters 1-3
Chapter 1 – High Five to Effective Coaching
Chapter 2 – Concussion Management
Chapter 3 – Emergency Response Planning
Chapter 4 – Bylaw Review for sport coaches only