Mike Morrissey staying at Moline to coach football, teach

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Mike Morrissey, head varsity football coach for Moline High School for the past two seasons,
will remain as teacher and head football coach at Moline High School for the fall, the Moline-Coal Valley School District announced Friday.

Morrissey had accepted the head coaching position for Adlai Stevenson High School in
Lincolnshire, Illinois, last month.

“Circumstances in his personal life have prompted the decision to remain at Moline instead,” the news release said. “While the decision was a difficult one for Mr. Morrissey and his family, Moline is honored and excited for him to continue the tremendous program he’s built at MHS.”

In the release, Morrissey said he wants to thank the Moline administration “for giving my family and I the opportunity to stay at Moline High School and continue to raise our children in this community. It’s been a difficult last month for our family, but we believe Moline’s the place for us to be.”

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