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Football

Pomazak 
recommended for hiring as St. Charles North football coach

Robert Pomazak, whose name previously has surfaced as the likely candidate to replace Mark Gould as St. Charles North’s football coach, is up for approval to be hired by St. Charles District 303 at Monday’s school board meeting.

Pomazak is included in the school board meeting agenda – which was released to the public on Thursday – under prospective staff members recommended for employment. Currently a physical education teacher and the football team’s defensive coordinator at Elk Grove, Pomazak is recommended to be hired in the physical education department at St. Charles North, beginning in August.

North athletic director Dan Dolney said Thursday that he will withhold public comment until after board action is taken Monday, and Pomazak, in an email, indicated he would be unavailable for comment Thursday evening.

According to the school board packet, Pomazak has a bachelor’s degree in education from North Central College and a master’s in exercise science/health from California University of Pennsylvania. He has eight years’ experience as a physical education teacher at Elk Grove.

If approved, Pomazak will become only the second varsity head coach in North Stars football history. The retiring Gould concluded his 12-season run as North’s coach last year with a 63-56 career record. The North Stars, though, have not made the playoffs since 2009.

Pomazak is known to place a heavy premium on offseason weight training, and is also Elk Grove’s strength and conditioning coordinator. His Grenadiers defense allowed about 19 points a game last season, the stingiest total in the Mid-Suburban East.

Pomazak is also the sophomore baseball coach at Elk Grove.

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