- FOOTBALL: Aylward Stepping Down As Pius X Coach
| Tim Aylward (Courtesy Photo)
By LincolnPrepSports.com Staff
Tim Aylward, who spent 31 of his 42 years in the teaching and coaching profession, announced Monday afternoon he will be stepping down as head football coach at Lincoln Pius X.
Aylward, Pius X's second football coach in the school's 60-year history, will focus full time on his duties as athletic director. Players and assistant coaches were told about his decision after classes on Monday.
A 1973 graduate of Kearney State (now the University of Nebraska-Kearney), Aylward had his first head coaching stint at Cozad before returning to Pius X in 1984 to take over for Vince Aldrich, who passed away.
Aylward, a 1969 Pius X graduate who played for Aldrich, took over the program and continued to build it into a powerhouse in the 1990s, where Pius X won Class B state titles in 1995, 1997 and 1998, compiling a 48-4 record during that time. His 2004 team won the Class B title in a thrilling 14-9 victory over then two-time defending state champ McCook.
In 31 seasons, Aylward had 22 teams make the state playoffs and finished with a career coaching record of 208-131.
No successor has been named at this time.