Doane football offensive coordinator Anthony Dunn shared via Twitter that he will be leaving Doane athletics to take a job with Papillion Lavista High School.
Dunn’s tweet read, “Coaching is unlike any other profession. It’s so hard to leave players that you’ve invested so much into and you truly love like family. Sometimes you have to leave to better your family’s future. I am excited to join the great teachers, coaches and admin @PLHSACTIVITIES next year!”
Dunn said he will be leading the leadership academy and teaching government at Papillion La Vista High School while coaching varsity football and baseball as an assistant.
Dunn said he enjoyed the players and students he worked with while at Doane.
“I enjoyed getting to coach some amazing young men and work with a great set of coaches who are really passionate about football and Doane,” Dunn said. “Doane is such a special place, and it's why so many alumni come back to work at Doane and to get a chance to do that was honestly a dream come true.”
Dunn said his new job will be within 10 minutes from his house and it will better cater to his changed lifestyle with his wife and nine-month-old daughter. Dunn said he was unable to move into the Crete area and commuted from Omaha to work.
“This was a combination of both (personal and professional), but ultimately it was a decision that put my family, and our future, in the best position to be successful,” Dunn said. “I knew as the years went on that ultimately I would be getting back into the high school ranks and back in the Omaha metro so this was an opportunity I couldn't pass on.”
Dunn said he learned the ability to lead while at Doane and learned a lot from Athletic Director Matt Franzen, someone who he said was a role model as a player and was an honor to work with.