The Wisconsin Dells football team is in search of a new head coach following the resignation of Erik Rosholt.
Rosholt, a 1996 Reedsburg High School graduate, took over when current athletic director Aaron Mack stepped away from coaching after the 2014 season and spent the past three years as head coach. During Rosholt’s tenure, the Chiefs compiled an overall record of 4-23 while going 3-12 in South Central Conference play. Prior to taking over as head coach, Rosholt served as defensive coordinator for two seasons under Mack.
“I truly appreciate the opportunity you have given me over the past three years,” Rosholt wrote in his letter of resignation to Mack, posted on the school district’s website as part of the school board’s handouts from a recent meeting. “I have worked alongside some excellent colleagues and student athletes, and have had many opportunities to grow and develop as a coach.”
The Chiefs’ most successful year under Rosholt was this past season as Wisconsin Dells went 3-6 overall and 2-3 in the SCC, with one victory coming by forfeit. Wisconsin Dells snapped a 10-game losing streak dating to 2015 with a 32-26 win over Thorp in its season opener and also defeated Adams-Friendship 26-0, the team’s first win over the Green Devils since 2013.
“My time as head coach has been memorable, but I would like to refocus my time and efforts on being a better husband, father and teacher,” wrote Rosholt, who added he would “happily” accept a lesser role with the program.
The head coach opening was officially posted on Jan. 16. Mack declined comment on Rosholt’s resignation or the search for his successor when reached by text message.