Following in his predecessor's footsteps, Concordia Lutheran football coach Tim Mannigel is ready to pull double duty.
The school announced Thursday that Mannigel will replace the retiring Dean Doerffler as athletic director effective July 1. He will remain head coach of the Cadets on the gridiron.
From 2001 to 2009, Doerffler held the posts of head football coach and athletic director at Concordia.
"It's an honor to assume the role of athletic director at Concordia," said Mannigel in a statement. "Concordia is a school with a rich athletic heritage, and the goal will be to create an environment where the level of excellence already established will be continued."
Concordia's football program, under Mannigel's direction, is fresh off its first-ever state championship after a 56-14 rout of Lawrenceburg in the Class 3A state title game last November.
In seven years at the helm of the Cadets' football program, Mannigel holds an overall record of 34-45.
"Coaching is still something I enjoy and working with the players and the coaching staff at Concordia is very rewarding," Mannigel said. "We hope to continue our run of recent success in 2017."
Mannigel previously served as an English teacher at Concordia since 1997.