Chugiak head football coach Roger Spackman made it official Wednesday, stepping down after four seasons with the Mustangs. 

Spackman led the program to a state semifinal this season, but he's grown weary of the other side of the business. 

"I've always loved coaching, love it and I'll always want to coach boys, always coach football," he said. "But, a lot of the other things that go along with being a head coach, I didn't love." 

Spackman also got the Mustangs to the state final in 2015 where they fell to West. He cited the demands which are made on a coach's life. 

"It takes up a lot of time, caused a lot of stress in my life, so, at this point, in my life, I want to turn the gauntlet over to someone who's willing and ready to do those things." 

Previously, Spackman worked his magic at East. He holds the distinction as the only coach to win both a boys and girls football title. It's possible he may assist the new Chugiak coach next fall, but for now, he'll take a break. 

He's the third CIC head football coach to leave the sideline after the 2017 season. South's John Lewis and Nick Winkler of Dimond also resigned their positions. 

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