Brodhead board accepts Krupke resignation
BRODHEAD Steve Krupke’s resignation as Brodhead High School softball coach is official.
As reported in the Gazette last month, Krupke announced his intention shortly after the season, and the resignation was accepted Wednesday night by the school board.
Krupke compiled a 203-63 in 12 years as the Cardinals’ coach and won eight conference championships, including the Rock Valley South title with a 20-5 overall record this season. His 2004 team won the WIAA Division 3 state championship, and the Cardinals also advanced to sectionals three other times, including the last two years.
“It takes a lot of work to keep a program at the level Brodhead softball has been at,” Krupke told the Monroe Times. “I have found that I don’t have the energy to put into the program like I used to have.”
Krupke, still an active pitcher in fast-pitch softball, said he plans to continue developing pitchers at the younger level and might do the same with the varsity if the new coach wants him.
The appointment of a new coach has not been announced, but Krupke endorses his assistant, B.J. Bockhop for the position.