Assistant Skrzypchak to succeed Dye at Janesville Parker

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Gazette staff
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
— Eric Skrzypchak has been named to replace Joe Dye as the Janesville Parker High football coach, the Janesville School District announced Monday.

Skrzypchak, 34, has been coaching in the Parker football program for 13 years, serving as freshman and assistant varsity coach. Dye announced he was ending his tenure as head coach last month.

It is an honor to be selected as the next head coach for Janesville Parker, Skrzypchak said. I hold high respect for Joe Dye and everything he has done for Janesville and Parker football.

Skrzypchak said he would stick with what brought Parker 15 WIAA playoff appearances in Dyes 20-year career.

At this point, its what Ive been accustomed to for the last 13 years, Skrzypchak said. I believe, if aint broke dont fix it, but as I grow as a coach things may change and evolve.

Dye is known for his long hours of film study in preparation for games each week. Skrzypchak said he is not adverse to film study.

I think I might learn something from watching another hour or two of film myself, he said.

Skrzypchak said he is taking over a successful program he has watched grow for 13 years.

I came into a situation that the program had success and had been turned around, Skrzypchak said. Its been a great learning experience, and got to hear the stories and (watch) the development of the program. Coach Dye took the organization from two wins and 48 losses.

Besides football, Skrzypchak served as an assistant track and field coach from 2001 to 2003, and assistant boys basketball coach from 2002 to 2003, and again from 2009 to the present.

A former University of Wisconsin football player, Skrzypchak was a punter and lettered two years for former head coach Barry Alvarez. He was an Academic All-Big Ten selection in 1996 and 1997.

Skrypchak has taught mathematics at Parker since 2001. He and his wife, Dawn, have two children, Kylee 8, and Keegan, 5.

Last updated: 8:35 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012

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