Bill Post
Bill Post

A decision has yet to be made about the future of the Decorah football team.

Current Head Coach Bill Post is taking early retirement from the Decorah School District after 41 years as a business and physical education instructor. However, that doesn't mean he will be hanging up his football shoes.

When contacted by Decorah Newspapers, Post admitted he has yet to make a final decision on the 2014 season.

"I love the game and the excitement of Fridays, but not being around school has me a little concerned about how effective I will be, so I am still chewing on that," the veteran coach said. "I have had a lot of encouragement to continue, and I can't imagine not being part of the program so I will continue to ponder. I am leaning toward getting back into the flow if the contractual part all works out."

Decorah put together a 25-game win streak from the 2012-2013 seasons. They finished 11-1 this past season, advancing to the Class 3A quarterfinals before falling. They were the 2012 Class 3A state champions and finished runner-up in 2011.

Post has led the team to the state championship game five times, with one state title. He's been with the Vikings for 41 seasons, 20 as the head coach. He has a 165-54 career record.

Post is assisted by Pat Trewin and Joel Rollinger.