Pedersen to retire? April Fools …

Despite April Fools reports that he's retiring, Butch Pedersen said Wednesday he plans to coach football at least 5 more years. (Gazette photo)

Despite April Fools reports that he's retiring, Butch Pedersen said Wednesday he plans to coach football at least 5 more years. (Gazette photo)

WEST BRANCH — Take a deep breath, West Branch football fans.

It’s just a joke.

Butch Pedersen is not retiring, despite the news at the school’s web site:

http://butchleaveswb.blogspot.com/

The April Fools idea was hatched in the school’s Web Team class, taught by Rebecca Knapp, and approved by Pedersen, the head football coach.

The rumor got out in a hurry this morning.

“I’ve been fielding calls all morning,” Pedersen said. “Parents are all upset. The class wanted something for April 1st. I thought, ‘I don’t know … OK, whatever you want to do.'”

Jordan O’Neil is a junior — he plays wide receiver and safety for Pedersen — and part of the scam.

“(Knapp) proposed the idea today,” he said Wednesday. “We went along with it.”

Pedersen, who has coached the Bears to three state championships, said he plans to coach another five years, at least.

Advertisements

Tags: , ,

One Response to “Pedersen to retire? April Fools …”

  1. Pedersen to retire? April Fools … | IowaPrepSports.com Says:

    […] Read full article […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: