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Tim Stevens out as River Ridge football coach

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Mon. November 22, 2010 | Bryan Burns

Tim Stevens out as River Ridge football coach

River Ridge has dismissed football coach Tim Stevens after five seasons with the Royal Knights. Stevens failed to deliver a winning season, going 9-41 during his tenure at River Ridge.

River Ridge athletic director Jack Homko said Stevens was informed of the decision on Friday.

"It wasn't one particular reason," Homko said. "But he's had five seasons and things just haven't worked out like we had hoped and we just wanted to go in a different direction."

Stevens came to River Ridge from Land O'Lakes, where he was the JV coach and led the Gators to numerous successful seasons.

"We gave him a shot," Homko said. "We thought we had the right guy. He had great credentials. ...When we hired him, we hoped the football fortunes would turn around, but that just hasn't happened."

Homko said they will post the opening next Monday and will accept applications for five days. Then the school will begin the process of screening applicants.

"We thought it was best to make the change now," Homko said. "We tried to do it quickly as possible so we didn't drag it out."

A call to Stevens was not immediately returned.

River Ridge hasn't qualified for the playoffs since 1998. The Royal Knights have advanced to the postseason three times(1995, 1996, 1998) in school history, all under former head coach Scott Schmitz.

River Ridge has never won a postseason game, going 0-for-3.

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