ASHWAUBENON – Ashwaubenon High School has hired Brian Ryczkowski as a math teacher and head football coach at Ashwaubenon High School.
Ryczkowski has taught in the Little Chute School District and led the football program there since 2013.
Ryczkowski is a Bay Port alum and played his college football at UW-Whitewater.
His 2014 team was state runner-up, while this past season, he guided the Mustangs to a perfect regular season and a WIAA Division 4 Level IV playoff berth.
“I am very excited to begin working with all the students at Ashwaubenon and leading the football program,” said Ryczkowski in a statement released by the school. “The tradition, pride and reputation of the Ashwaubenon football program and school are one I am honored to lead. I look forward to working with the outstanding students and athletes in Ashwaubenon. My wife and I would like to thank the administration for giving us the opportunity to be part of this great school and community.”
Ryczkowski will replace former head coach Mark Jonas, who went 64-38 during his 10-year tenure and helped the Jaguars qualify for the postseason every year.
“I’m excited for Brian to take over,” said Ashwaubenon High School Activities Director/Associate Principal Nick Senger. “He was among a highly qualified pool of candidates, and he quickly rose to the top. He is poised, charismatic and displays the leadership qualities we were looking for. He has an outstanding track record on the football field, but more importantly is an outstanding classroom teacher. He understands the role of interscholastic athletics and what it will take to stay and be competitive in the Fox River Classic Conference.”
Ryczkowski will start with his football duties immediately and begin his teaching duties in the fall.