News out of Garden City today as GCCC football coach Lucas Aslin has decided to resign after four seasons. Aslin went 20-18 in his time there – but posted losing records and missed the Region VI playoffs the last two years. This one was coming from a long ways off – and to Aslin’s credit he’s always been upfront about his prospects. This year, to the ire of some Garden Citians, he said that if he wasn’t succesful coaching at GCCC he would go back to high schools – he coached at Derby before coming to the college ranks. If that’s what he wants, I’d think he’d be a candidate for whatever big HS jobs come open in the offseason in Kansas.
Bottom line? The Busters were a hair’s breath from a national title 10 years ago under AD Bob Larson. Five years ago, JJ Eckert took them to a bowl game. This year, they went 3-6. The school takes pride in its history of having nationally-ranked JuCo teams and they’ve been mediocre for too long now.
Here’s the full release from GCCC, below the jump:
Garden City, KS-Athletic Director, Bob Larson, has announced that Lucas Aslin has resigned his position as head football coach at Garden City Community College. Aslin was the Broncbusters’ head coach for four years. He finished his tenure at GCCC with a career record of 20 wins and 18 losses, which includes a 3 win and six loss record in 2010. Aslin led the Busters to playoff appearances in his first two years, but failed to qualify in 2009-2010.
“I really appreciate all of the energy and hard work that Lucas put in to this program,” said Larson “He was a great leader for the program here and a great example for the young men in our program. I hate that the wins and losses did not work out for him because he has done everything else that we have asked him to do.”
Aslin commented “I said before the year that this was a make or break year for me. We would either win and I would move on, or we wouldn’t and I would have to step away. This is mostly a move for my family. I have sacrificed a lot of time with them to not see better results than we have had.”
GCCC will now begin a search for Aslin’s replacement. No time table has been set to hire a replacement as of now. Larson would like to have someone in place as quickly as possible, but wants to make sure that it is the right fit for GCCC.