Minneapolis High School has announced its new head football coach for the upcoming season.
The school tells KSAL Sports that Tom Flax has been tabbed as the next head coach of the Lions’ football program and met with the players on Wednesday.
Flax comes to Minneapolis after a six year stint as the head coach at Herington.
Flax is no stranger to building programs. He took over a program that had lost 13-straight. After a winless first season, Flax and the Railers broke the long losing streak in 2014. Herington would then drop from playing 11-man football to eight-man in 2016.
That same season turned in to a magical one for the Railers, as Flax led Herington to a 7-2 record—its best in over 10 years.
Flax takes over a Minneapolis program that just barely missed out on the 2A state playoffs in 2018 with a 4-5 record. The Lions return the bulk of its talent from one year ago.
Flax replaces Jhon Haehn, who left for the same position at Elkhart. Haehn had led the Lions since 2014.