Three U.P. Varsity Basketball Coaches Resign

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UPPER PENINSULA, Mich. (WLUC) - Three Upper Peninsula high school boys varsity basketball coaches have announced their resignations, Monday, May 6.

Carney-Nadeau's Jake Polfus is stepping away after eleven seasons as varsity coach. The wolves won two district titles and made a state semifinal appearance in 2012. His father, Paul Polfus is also leaving as junior varsity coach. Paul is a U.P. Sports Hall of Famer who was the bench boss for three state championships with the girls program with 501 wins and 125 losses in 27 seasons. He also has 165 wins in eleven seasons with the boys program. This will be the first time since 1979 that a Polfus will not be on a wolves’ sideline.

Over at Westwood, Chad Hewitt is resigning after five years with the varsity program and 15 seasons with the patriots overall. The patriots won a Class 'C' regional title in 2016. Chad's youngest son, Blake, is a senior this season and will play football at Michigan Tech starting this fall.

Ishpeming's Anthony Katona has submitted his resignation after three seasons with the hematites.