By ERIC X. VICCARO
Ste. Genevieve R-II School District on Friday announced that Dragon head football coach Ken Weik had resigned.
“Ste. Genevieve High School would like to thank Coach Weik for his leadership and dedication to the football program,” said Dr. Jeff Nix in a prepared statement emailed to the Ste. Genevieve Herald.
Attempts to reach Weik by phone over the weekend were unsuccessful.
Weik has had several coaching stops in the region, including serving as head coach at his alma mater Windsor from 1999-2002.
In addition to Windsor, Weik has coached at Festus and Arnold-based Seckman before heading to Crystal City just before the 2009 season.
The Dragons are coming off a 4-5 record — with two regular-season games dropped because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ste. Genevieve topped Dexter, 46-28, in the opening round of the Class 3, District 1 playoffs before bowing out versus Kennett, 47-29.
Weik had served as the freshman coach at Ste. Genevieve during the 2000s, and he returned here as head varsity coach for the 2015 campaign.
Weik replaced previous coach Bob Stolzer, who announced his retirement in Dec. 2014. Stolzer had been head coach since 1989.
The Dragons compiled a 42-24 record under Weik’s watch, which included a stellar 10-2 mark in his first season. They were 7-5 in 2016, 6-5 in 2017 and 7-3 in 2018.
Ste. Genevieve advanced to the third round of the playoffs in 2019, finishing with an 8-4 record, beating Park Hills Central on a late field goal before yet another loss to powerhouse Kennett.
Weik also serves as a wood shop and industrial technology instructor in the SG R-II district.