Jul 30, 2014

Eagan High School Girls Hockey Coach Scott Darwitz Retires

Darwitz was a "knowledgeable, passionate" coach with a great love for the program, according to Eagan High School Athletic Director Sandra Setter.

Eagan High School Girls Hockey Coach Scott Darwitz Retires

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Girls Hockey Coach Scott Darwitz' 15-year tenure at the high school has come to an end, according to EHS Athletic Director Sandra Setter.

Darwitz, who announced his retirement earlier this summer, served first as an assistant coach for the girls' program, before moving into the head coaching position, Setter said.

"Coach Darwitz has been involved with the program for most of the time the programs been here, maybe all of it," Setter said. "He has had a huge impact. He gave his all to the program."

Darwitz didn't return phone calls seeking comment.

Setter said the high school is actively searching for a replacement, and will likely complete the hiring process for a new head coach by the end of the month. Head coaches earn a stipend paid by the school district, Setter said.

A job listing posted on the School District 196 website calls for a "dynamic, highly qualified candidate" with strong communication and organizational skills and a "commitment to positive program development."

In a 2008 Star Tribune article, Darwitz described himself as an intense coach who expects "a lot from the kids." His legacy includes his daughter, three-time Olympian and Lakeville South High School's girls hockey coach.

"He left a legacy of coaching with passion and kids who are very knowledgeable about the game," Setter said. "He would share what he had and put it out there for kids to learn."

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