Longtime Minico head football coach leaves for superintendent job

RUPERT, Idaho ( KMVT / KSVT ) "I can't express to you in words how cool this is", Minico head football coach Tim Perrigot exclaimed just days before the 4A state championship.

You could tell the enthusiasm Perrigot displayed, as he led the Spartans to their first ever title game.

Now after 25 years, Perrigot is leaving the program and position as the principal of West Minico Middle School.

The Wendell School District announced that officials have hired him as the new superintendent.

Perrigot spent three years as an assistant and 22 as the head coach. He will take over for Greg Lowe who's retiring.

No word yet if Perrigot will coach at Wendell as well.

Minico athletic director Ty Shippen had this to say, "we are sad to see him go, but excited for him and his new pursuits as superintendent."

He also added, "he is a terrific coach, mentor, administrator, person and friend. He did a fantastic job building the Minico Football program into what it is today."

Shippen told us that they'll begin the search for his replacement in the next few weeks.

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