Jeff Spiwak has announced his resignation as football coach at Clinton High School, according to an announcement released by the school on Friday.
Spiwak plans to continue in his roles as a building administrator and athletic director at the high school. According to the release, Spiwak cited the importance of family and professional growth and advancement as the primary factors in his decision.
"It has been my honor to serve the community of Clinton in the role of Head Football Coach at Clinton High School. The relationships I have developed are timeless; I have been blessed to be able to work with such phenomenal young men and families," Spiwak said in the news release. "However, it is the right time for my family and I to step aside. My wife and my boys deserve to have a husband and father who is present and active in their lives; with my work as Dean of Students, Athletic Director and Head Football Coach, that became an impossible task."
Clinton went 11-1 last season, losing to eventual WIAA Division 5 state runner-up Hartland Lake Country Lutheran, 17-14, in a quarterfinal game. The Cougars ran through the Rock Valley Conference with a 9-0 record.
Over his six years as coach, Clinton went 42-23, including 11-2 (and a state semifinal appearance) in 2016. He was named Rock Valley Coach of the Year in 2016 and 2017, and led Clinton to three consecutive Rock Valley titles — the only three in school history — and five straight berths in the football playoffs. Prior to Spiwak's arrival, Clinton had never won a playoff game.
Wisconsin Football Coaches Association region and district coach of the year in 2016, district coach of the year in 2017 and Green Bay Packers Coach of the Week in 2014.
Spiwak also served as offensive coordinator for the Small School South team in the 2015 WFCA All-Star Game, and will serve as the South's head coach this summer.
"Coach Spiwak has built a highly competitive football program designed around core principles that student-athletes can take with them for the rest of their lives," Clinton district administrator Jim Brewer said in the release.