After nine seasons at the helm of Bridgeport football, Jerod Dean recently resigned as head coach. Dean had his resignation accepted by the school board at their last meeting.
Dean cited family as the main reason for stepping down as coach at his alma mater, “Real tough decision. I’ve always loved the game of football from the time I was playing to the time I took over as the head coach. I’ve always loved working with those kids. But my family is getting older and they’re starting to get involved in a lot more things around school with activities. It was just a time where i felt that was a little more important; watch my family grow up and be able to be there for those things that they’re doing. You never get that time back with your own kids and I didn’t want to miss out on it.”
In his nine seasons in charge Dean had a record of 29-50. Their two most successful seasons came in 2013 and 2015 as the Bulldogs qualified for the playoffs both years with a combined record of 12-7.
I caught up with Coach Dean for a KNEB Sports conversation this morning.
The new head coach is already in place at Bridgeport. At that same school board meeting they announced Jeremy Reimers as the new coach for the Bulldogs.
Reimers has spent the last two seasons on staff under Dean as Bridgeport’s defensive coordinator.
I also spoke with Coach Reimers about taking over the head job and got his thoughts on the future of Bridgeport football.
Reimers is a 2011 Leyton High School graduate who played some college football at Doane and then spent two years on staff at McCook, under Jeff Gross.