TIM LAFFERTY STEPS DOWN AS ILLINI WEST HEAD FOOTBALL COACH
For the second time in three years, Illini West his charged with replacing a seemingly irreplaceable head football coach.
As first reported by KHQA via Twitter this afternoon, Tim Lafferty called a 3pm meeting Tuesday to inform his players he would be stepping down after a two year stretch helming the Chargers.
Sources tell KHQA that Tim's decision was largely motivated by wanting to spend more time with his family and in particular wanting to watch his son Michael play his senior year at Monmouth College without any guilt or distraction this Fall.
Lafferty, who enjoyed a terrific run at LaHarpe Northwestern that included two second place state finishes, returned to head coaching duties two years ago when Jim Unruh resigned and led IW to a 13-8 record and 2 playoff appearances.