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St. Charles North AD declines to confirm new football coach coming from Elk Grove

St. Charles North athletic director Dan Dolney declined to confirm Thursday afternoon that the North Stars will turn to Elk Grove's football coaching staff for the North Stars' new head coach.

Elk Grove assistant coach Rob Pomazak's name surfaced on social media Thursday as the man who might replace longtime North coach Mark Gould, who is retiring.

Dolney said Thursday that North hopes to announce its new coach next week and does not yet have its hire "signed, sealed and delivered."

"We want to make sure everything is taken care of," Dolney said.

Pomazak is the man North has zeroed in on as Gould's successor, according to a tweet sent from the Twitter account of a North Stars football coaching staff member.

Pomazak is Elk Grove's defensive coordinator and strength and conditioning coordinator. Attempts to reach Pomazak and Elk Grove head coach Larry Calhoun on Thursday afternoon were unsuccessful.

The Grenadiers' defense allowed an average of about 19 points a game last season, best in the Mid-Suburban East. They were eliminated by Glenbard West in the first round of the Class 7A playoffs.

Gould was the lone coach in North program history, compiling a 63-56 record in 12 seasons on the job.

"It's said to see coach Gould go," North senior wide receiver Ben Kaplan said earlier this week. "He's a great guy and he helped us all with so much more than just football and taught us so much about life. It's sad to see him go, but I know the program is on the up from here and they're doing the right things to fill the gap."


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