Hartwig to take over Trojan football
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– The Trojans have a new leader.
West High Athletic Director Scott Kibby announced Friday, June 6, that Garrett Hartwig has been appointed head football coach. Hartwig takes over for Brian Sauser, who resigned last month after six years of leading the Trojans on the gridiron. Sauser was the dean of students at West High, but budget cuts eliminated that position. He has since taken an offensive coordinator and assistant athletic director position with Yukon High School in Oklahoma.
Hartwig has been a defensive coordinator for Sauser and teaches English at West. Previously, Hartwig played at the University of South Dakota as a strong safety and was a team captain.
“Coach Hartwig has the admiration and respect of our student athletes, and he has our confidence to provide the leadership our program requires,” Kibby said in a press release. Kibby added, since the opening came late in the school year, it was determined Hartwig offered the program the continuity, “essential for our players and team as a whole to be successful for the fall season.”
Last season the Trojans finished with a 9-2 record, falling to Bettendorf in a Class 4A second round playoff game last November that knocked West out of contention for a state tournament appearance.