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Waterloo East recommends new football coach

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -- Just days after announcing that NU High football would cease to exist for at least the next two years, NU High's football coach may already have a new job.

Waterloo East High School is recommending to the Board of Education that Kody Asmus be their new Head Football Coach.

Asmus, an NU High alum and former Hawkeye long snapper, has been NU High's coach since 2005 and was the Athletics/Activities Director from 2006 to 2009. 

He got his Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education and his Masters of Arts in Educational Administration from the University of Iowa.

As NU High's head football coach, Asmus led the Little Panthers to three winning seasons, including a school record 11 wins in 2009.

They reached the State Quarterfinals for the first time in the school's history in 2009 and Asmus was named the Class A District 3 Coach of the Year.

Asmus has also coached high school track and youth basketball.

He taught grades 3 through 5 at Price Lab Elementary from 2005-2009, and was a substitute teacher at East High this past year.

As a Hawkeye, Asmus earned Academic All Big Ten honors, Coaches Appreciation Award-Special Teams, and CoSIDA Academic All-American.

He was a member of the 2002 and 2004 Big Ten Championship Football teams.

The Board of Education will officially act on the recommendation at the May 24th Board meet­meeting.

Just last week, NU High and Dike/New Hartford announced that NU High's football players will play for Dike/New Hartford for the next two years.

NU High cited lack of participation as the reason for the move.

The Waterloo East position opened up in January when former coach Antonio Mays resigned after being charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Mays pleaded guilty in March and received a deferred judgment, which means the charge will be wiped off of his record if he completes the terms of his probation.

He also received one year of unsupervised release and must pay a $315 fine.

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