DeKALB – Stepping down as the DeKalb football coach was one of the easiest decisions Matt Weckler said he ever made. He also said it was one of the hardest.
The school announced the resignation of the six-year football coach on Thursday after a 49-18 record in six seasons and an unprecedented run of six straight playoff berths with the Barbs.
Weckler’s son, Mason, plays quarterback, safety and linebacker for Belvidere North and just finished his freshman season. Weckler said he wants to watch him play high school football.
“This was probably the easiest decision and the most difficult decision I’ve had to make in a long time,” Weckler said. “For me, I had to make the decision between coaching other people’s kids or watching my own. As much as I love coaching here at DeKalb High School, I thought it was the right decision to support my son and my family. My daughter, [Madison], will be playing middle school volleyball and everything. I think a lot of people take watching their kids in activities for granted. For me to not do that ... that’s what made me foster the decision.”