Highschool soccer: Muellenberg, Kravik select the identical time to organize for Bangor soccer to go away soccer
Assistant coach Kevin Kravik also resigned. He coached the Cardinals four seasons before Muellenberg and led them to their first conference title and Playoiff berth in 1996 before settling down as an assistant. He was also head coach in 2018 and coached the Cardinals with an 11-2 record and a berth in the Division 7 semi-finals.
This means that all 18 Bangor playoff football games were played with Kravik or Muellenberg as coach.
Muellenberg made his decision based on the workload he faces as a principal for Bangor’s middle and high schools. On top of that, what it takes to be a football coach has just become too much, he said.
“I really felt like I was burning candles on both ends,” said Muellenberg, who started his new job before the 2019-2020 school year. “There were times when I would watch movies until 1 or 2 in the morning and it was difficult to reconcile all of that.”
Summer, he said, was another issue. Muellenberg’s contract stipulated that he would work all summer and that sometimes resulted in a lack of football activities. That put more of a strain on his assistant coaches, which he didn’t like.
“I’m not someone who thinks the assistant coaches should work harder than the head coach and I don’t think it’s fair of me to bet more on them,” said Muellenberg, whose teams have played their last 43 conference games won him on the sidelines. “You don’t mind, but it bothers me.”