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Football: Eric Michaelsen to be Lemont’s next principal

Eric Michaelsen | File photo

Eric Michaelsen | File photo

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Updated: December 9, 2013 10:48AM



Lemont football coach Eric Michaelsen was selected Wednesday by District 210 Superintendent Dr. Mary Ticknor to serve as the school’s next principal, pending approval by the Board of Education, the school said in a statement.

Michaelsen will replace Thomas Trengove, who will retire on June 30 after 21 years as the school’s principal.

“Eric Michaelsen is the right person to facilitate success for all of our students, and he is resolved to do whatever is necessary to ensure Lemont High School continues to be one of the most successful comprehensive high schools in the state,” Ticknor said in the statement.

Michaelsen will end his coaching career after 20 years, which included one season at Detroit Lutheran West and seven seasons at Walther Lutheran. He’s coached the Indians for the last 12 seasons, guiding the team to 106-33 record, with seven conference championships and two second-place finishes in the Class 6A state playoffs.

The 1981 Lemont graduate joined the school’s staff in 1998 as a social studies teacher, then served as a dean of students for three years and a guidance counselor for two before being named Director of Guidance in 2004.

The Board of Education is expected to formally approve Michaelsen’s selection at its Nov. 18 meeting. Michaelsen will assume his post July 1.



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