TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) - St. Francis de Sales has officially named Dan Chipka as head coach of the football program.
"I am very pleased and honored to be St. Francis de Sales next head football coach, and cannot wait to get to work and begin building this program into one that we can all be proud of," said Chipka in a press release. "I have a burning desire to be the very best and compete at the highest level."
He will also be teaching in the social studies department at St. Francis beginning in the fall.
Chipka announced his resignation from his current job at Waite High School in an open letter on Waite's website:
Chipka, an alum of Anthony Wayne High School, has spent the previous three years as head coach of Waite High School.
During his time with the Indians, he turned around the program. Overall he had a record of 15-16. The Indians went 8-22 the previous three season's before Chipka's tenure.
He also helped Waite capture a share of the City League Championship in 2014. Chipka and the Indians also won the 2015 Hall of Fame game.
Before coaching at Waite, Chipka played college football for Bluffton as a wide receiver. Then he was the offensive coordinator for Bowsher.
Chipka takes over for Scott Knisely at St. Francis. Knisely stepped down due to health issues in November.
The Knights are coming off a disappointing 0-10 season in their 2016 campaign.