Andy Linn has been named Lafayette High School’s new head football coach, Lafayette Athletic Director Dan Barner announced Thursday afternoon.
Linn, a highly regarded assistant coach by many of his players, replaces Paul Wheeler, who tried to withdraw the letter of resignation he filed last fall but was denied by school board officials.
“After interviewing a very good field of candidates to find a coach to lead a Ram football squad with a long tradition of winning, it became apparent to us that our best choice was right here in our backyard,” Barner said in a press release Thursday afternoon. “Our longtime offensive coordinator demonstrates all the qualities that we are looking for in our head coach.”
Barner added that Linn is known as one of the better offensive line coaches in the area and shows a willingness to spend the time necessary to work with players not only on strength training but on academics as well.
“He is a proven winner and role model,” Barner said. “He has probably been on the sidelines for more victories and championships than any other coach in the history of Lafayette football.”
Linn previously served as an assistant coach under Wheeler since 1997, and has been a member of WJCC since 1990 as athletic director of Berkeley Middle School.