BSU Associate Head Football Coach Rich Jahner Retiring

BSU Associate Head Football Coach Rich Jahner Retiring


ARE ALASKA, ALASKA ANCHORAGE AND ALABAMA HUNSTVILLE. ALSO IN BSU FOOTBALL NEWS, LONG TIME COACH RICH JAHNER ANNOUNCED HIS RETIREMENT. HE’S BEEN A FIXTURE OF THE SIDELINES FOR 24 YEARS AT BSU, FIRST AS DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR AND LATER AT DEFENSIVE BACKS COACH AND ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH. THROUGHOUT HIS TIME AT BSU, HE TALLIED 158 WINS AS THE BEAVERS WENT FROM ONE OF THE WORST PROGRAMS IN THE CONFERENCE TO ONE OF THE BEST. IN ALL FIVE OF THE DEFENSIVE BACKS HE COACHED EARNED ALL AMERICAN HONORS AND 23 EARNED ALL CONFERENCE RECOGNITION.>>THE DECISION IS BASED STRICTLY FOR FAMILY. I’M AT THE AGE NOW WHERE I WOULD LIKE TO SPEND MORE TIME WITH MY PARENTS, MY WIFE’S PARENTS. WE HAVE TWO KIDS THAT HAVE STARTED FAMILIES. SO WE HAVE FOUR GRANDKIDS. MY SON LIVES IN ARIZONA. MY DAUGHTER LIVES IN IOWA, AND IT WOULD BE — IT’S GOING TO BE A LOT MORE ENJOYABLE JUST TO HAVE SOME TIME TO SPEND WITH THEM. SO IT REALLY IS ALL ABOUT FAMILY. AND FOR ME, IT REALLY IS ALL ABOUT REWARDING MY WIFE. SHE’S BEEN THE CONSUMMATE COACHES WIFE FOR 30 YEARS. THAT’S THE ONLY LIFE SHE’S EVER KNOWN, BECAUSE WE GOT MARRIED AND I STARTED COLLEGE COACHING THAT YEAR, SO IT’S ALL WE’VE EVER KNOWN. SO NOW IT’S AN OPPORTUNITY MAYBE FOR ME TO PAY IT FORWARD TO HER AND SAY, OKAY, MY CAREER HAS ALWAYS COME FIRST, MY SCHEDULE, MY TIMELINE, BEAVER FOOTBALL HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE EPICENTER OF WHICH OUR FAMILY LIFE HAS ROTATED. NOW IT’S HER TURN, AND SHE HAD SOME DREAMS AND ASPIRATIONS AND DIFFERENT THINGS THAT SHE’S KIND OF PUT ON HOLD, AND NOW WE’RE GOING TO SEE IF WE CAN’T MAKE THOSE HAPPEN.>>A GREAT COACH, BUT AS YOU CAN SEE THERE, EVEN A BETTER PERSON.>>DENNIS: YEAH. I’VE HAD A CHANCE TO KNOW RICH FOR 20-PLUS YEARS SINCE HE’S BEEN IN TOWN. KIND OF GUY, IF YOU HAVE A SON THAT WANTS TO PLAY FOOTBALL, YOU FEEL REAL GOOD SENDING HIM OFF TO A COACH LIKE COACH JAHNER. THEY’VE DONE A PHENOMENAL JOB WITH THE PROGRAM THERE. GOOD FOR HIM. GETS A LITTLE TIME TO RELAX NOW.>>AND WE’LL HAVE THE FULL INTERVIEW ON OUR WEBSITE EITHER LATER TONIGHT OR TOMORROW, AND

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