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Jeff Poliak began with the Prescott High School wrestling program in 1997. Herald file photo

Poliak to step down, Johnson to coach PHS wrestling

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PRESCOTT - After 12 seasons as head coach of the Prescott High School wrestling program, Jeff Poliak has decided to retire.

The announcement came at last month's school board meeting. The Cardinals' assistant coach, Paul Johnson, will be the next head coach staring this fall.


"The timing is right," Poliak said. "I really feel the program is looking for youth an enthusiasm to keep going in the right direction."

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Sean Scallon
Sean Scallon has been a reporter and Sports Editor at the Pierce County Herald newspaper in Ellsworth since 1998. He holds a bachelors degree in communication arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He's also worked at newspapers in Glenwood City, Wisconsin; Marion, Illinois and Shawano, Wisconsin. Sean also works as a sports reporter for other newspapers and websites in RiverTown Multimedia from River Falls to Hudson to New Richmond and Red Wing.
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