Savannah High School has named Randy Schrader as the head football coach for the 2017 season, principal Dr. Robert Sigrist announced via press release Tuesday night.
Schrader has been a head coach for 26 years in Iowa and Illinois. He most recently spent time with Washington (Iowa) High School and Rockford (Ill.) College.
Schrader has 107 career wins and has taken teams to state semis and championship games.
Schrader becomes Savannah's seventh coach in the past 14 years and takes over for Jim Wolfe, who spent just one season with the Savages.
“I have one goal I haven’t accomplished; I haven’t won a state title," Schrader said, according to the release. "I’m looking forward to having that opportunity at Savannah.”
The Savages are coming off a 1-9 campaign in which they averages just 11 points per contest.
According to Sigrist, Savannah received more than 20 applications.
“At the end of the process, our selection committee felt that Randy Schrader stood out as the unanimous choice,” Sigrist said.
“We feel that Coach Schrader is the type of coach our students deserve, one who can provide them with leadership that will give them the football skills to be successful on Friday nights, but more importantly, life skills to become successful fathers, husbands, and men.”
Schrader will be formally introduced at a 2:45 p.m. press conference Wednesday at Savannah High School.