The Everest community would like to congratulate our high school head football coach, Michael Pruchnicki, on being named the 2017 Associated Press, Division 7-8 Coach of the Year. Pruchnicki was honored by a group of state-wide journalists who gathered to honor coaches and athletes who excelled during the 2017 season. EC Senior, Grant Burgess, was also recognized by the journalists and received Honorable Mention, All-State Honors.
This season Coach Pruchnicki guided the Mountaineers to their first-ever CHSL League Title and the school’s first-ever District Championship. The team finished the season 9-3. What makes the record even more impressive is that two of the team’s three losses were to Saginaw Nouvel and Ottawa Lake Whiteford. These two teams will be facing off against each other on Friday for the Division 8 State title. The other loss came at the hand of Division 4 Regional Finalist, Cranbrook, in the CHSL Prep Bowl game. When asked to say a few words about Coach Pruchnicki, EC athletic director Ann Lowney stated, “The students at Everest are so lucky to have such an amazing coach and teacher working with them day in and day out. Congratulations to Mike, his staff, and the amazing 15 young men who played for him this season. Everyone involved with the program provided the Everest Community with memories that they will talk about for years.”