Three men who played football together at Chadron State in Nebraska are coming to Kingman to coach for Lee Williams High School. Jacob Iodence, 27, leaves his position as tight end coach at Chadron State to head up the Volunteer football program.
Iodence said he at first was not interested in the LWHS position, but made formal application anyway when Principal Gretchen Dorner said the Kingman Unified School District would also consider hiring his former teammates, provided each could be placed in teaching positions as well.
“It all worked out,” Iodence said. Coming to Kingman to help him run the football program are Clint Sasse and Patrick O’Boyle.
Iodence said he brings no particular style or brand of football to Kingman. But he promised his team will be hard-nosed and battle on the gridiron.
“Toughness is what you will see,” Iodence said. “We’re going to teach young men how to compete. We’re going to outwork, outhit and outplay our opponents for the entirety of the football game.”
Iodence said he looked forward to spring football in early May.