Podcast: Jason Strunk becomes AD at Manheim Township (Pennsylvania)

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Longtime readers of High School Football America know that I have a tight relationship with Jason Strunk. Last week, Strunky announced that he was hanging-up his coaching whistle after 25 years of coaching high school football from Pennsylvania to Florida to Texas.

Strunk resigned as the head coach at Port Isabel, located on the United States-Mexico before in South Texas, after two years with the Tarpons to become the athletic director at Manheim Township High School in his home state of Pennsylvania.

On today’s High School Football America Podcast, I talk with Strunk about leaving the coaching profession, his return to Pennsylvania and his excitement to spend more time with his family and watching his son Mac run track collegiately at the Citadel.

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Here on High School Football America, Strunk is best-known for his blog The Turnaround, which followed his journey to revive the Lubbock High School football program in west Texas that hadn’t had a winning season since 1975. The blog began during his second season in Lubbock at the start of the 2012. That year, Strunk led the Westerners to their first Texas high school football playoff appearance in 36 years.

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In addition to his head coaching stints in Texas at Lubbock and Port Isabel, Strunk was also the head coach at Plant City in Florida. Strunk also coached on the collegiate level at Purdue and Muhlenberg College.

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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.