From Tyler Grant

Weiser High School would like to announce that, after 19 years as the head football coach in Weiser, and 26 years overall as a head football coach, John Srholec Jr. is stepping down from his position. Srholec will continue to work at Weiser High School, where he serves as a Social Studies teacher.

An all-state football player who graduated from Weiser in 1984, Srholec began his coaching career as an assistant coach at Weiser in 1985 under his father, John Srholec Sr. He also served as an assistant coach at Boise High School for one season under head coach Rich Gagnon. His first head coaching job came in 1992 at South Umpqua High School in Myrtle Creek, OR. He served as the head coach of the Lancers for seven seasons before replacing Jeff Murphy at the helm of the Wolverines in advance of the 1999 season.

“I would like to say thank you to the school and town for allowing me to coach the great young men of our community for almost two decades. I have amazing memories of those seasons,” Srholec said. “I also want to thank the many assistant coaches I have had over the 19 years at Weiser. Without them, we never could have had the many successes we had, both on and off the field.”

Coach Srholec is a great example of what we ask from our coaches and student-athletes,” Athletic Director Tyler Grant said. “His tireless work ethic, devotion to the football program, and level of care and concern he exhibits for our students and student-athletes is invaluable. He and I have had multiple conversations about the meaning of referring to someone as ‘Coach;’ Coach Srholec is more than deserving of that distinction, regardless of whether or not he is leading our football program.”

Srholec steps away with a record of 106-83 at Weiser, and 141-118 overall as a head coach. His 19 seasons at Weiser include five conference championships, 17 playoff appearances, five semifinal appearances, and two state championship appearances.

“We are committed to maintaining the high expectations our school and our community has for our football program,” Grant said. “We will be putting together a committee that will identify someone whose values and goals align with those of the Weiser School District and our athletic department to continue the legacy of excellence we have with the Weiser High School football program.”

An announcement for a ceremony to be held at a home basketball game to recognize Srholec for his service and accomplishments during his tenure will be made at a later date.