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Riley County head football coach of 37 years Steve Wagner retires

Steve Wagner, Riley Co. football head coach, retires.
Steve Wagner, Riley Co. football head coach, retires.(WIBW)
Published: Nov. 17, 2020 at 4:54 PM CST
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RILEY CO., Kan. (WIBW) - Longtime Riley County head football coach Steve Wagner has retired after 37 years with the Falcons.

The Manhattan Mercury reports Wagner announced his decision at a team meeting Monday, and Wagner made the decision prior to the season’s start.

Wagner led the Falcons to an 8-2 season in his final year after the team’s season ended in Sectionals against Andale on Friday.

Wagner amassed 259 wins in his tenure. Among notable players he coached, K-State and NFL players Jordy Nelson and Jon McGraw both played under Wagner.

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