Excessive College Soccer: Tony Servais Resigns as La Crosse Central Soccer Coach | Put together soccer
The first training for the coming season is August 3rd, equipment will be handed out the day before. Scrimmages are on August 12th and 13th and the first games are scheduled for August 19th. Central opens on August 19th with a game against Eau Claire North at UW-La Crosse.
The RiverHawks were 47-47 during Servais’ tenure and won the MVC in 2012. Central made six playoff appearances under Servais and advanced three times to the second round.
The new coach inherits a true impact player, senior quarterback Mason Herlitzke, who completed 803 yards, nine touchdowns and stormed for 647 and 11 when Central went 4-1 during a shortened season in March and April. The La Crosse school district decided not to play last fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Servais said the experience of not training during typical football time last fall could help him get used to breaking away from a routine that has dominated his life.
“I went through it for the first time,” said Searvais. “Last fall, when we were supposed to play, we had to watch other teams play.”
Servais has also been an assistant coach on the boys’ basketball team for years, and he said that role would be addressed in the future.
New activities director Mark Ambrose, the former dean of studies and previously Central’s girls’ basketball coach, said the position would be advertised internally sometime next week.