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Nolan Leaving LI for Texas

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Lyndon Institute is looking for a new head football coach. Dan Nolan is leaving to take an assistant coaching job in Midland, Texas. Nolan, a Lyndon Institute alum, spent 6 seasons as the Vikings head coach with a career 27-29 record. A former assistant coach at North Country Union, Nolan had his best season with LI in 2013 taking the Vikings all the way to the Division II state title game last fall. The team Nolan is joining, plays in front of 15 to 18 thousand fans.

Here is the letter Dan Nolan posted on Lyndonfootball.com on Monday:

"It was with a heavy heart that I contacted Lyndon Institute athletic director Paul Wheeler this morning and informed him that I would be resigning from my position as head football coach.  I have been offered, and accepted a position as a varsity assistant coach at Midland Lee High School in Midland, Texas.  Lee competes in the largest classification in the state of Texas and has an unbelievable tradition of excellence.  While I am thrilled to have the opportunity to join such a well established program in the nation's premiere football state, I am saddened to be leaving my alma mater behind.  

I would like to thank the Lyndon administration, especially Paul Wheeler,  for taking a chance on a 30 year old unknown assistant from North Country 6 years ago.  I would also like to thank all of our players and their parents for their tremendous effort and commitment to the program.  It has been my pleasure to be entrusted with your sons during such an important formative time in their lives.  Finally, to my assistant coaches - you are the best in the state and the biggest asset to our program.  You are the caretakers of "The Brotherhood" and I am honored to have worked with you.  

In sum, having the chance to return to my alma mater and coach the football team has been an awesome experience.  I am so fortunate to have had this opportunity and feel blessed to have had my life enriched by so many members of our community and football family.  Thank you so much!  



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