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Holmen's Steve King to retire after season

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Holmen, WI (WXOW) -

Holmen High School football coach Steve King will retire at season's end, saying he wants to spend more time with his family.

King told WXOW Sports Tuesday afternoon he made the decision to retire around Christmas time last year, and wanted to make the announcement public ahead of the upcoming football season, his 29th leading the Vikings.

King, 61, said he wants to spend more time with his parents and enjoy other parts of life. He also said the stress and demands from being a football coach have started to catch up with him.

Holmen is 148-131 under King with four Mississippi Valley Conference titles, the last coming in 2013. King is also a three-time MVC Coach of the Year.

A 1972 graduate from Holmen, King played football for the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, earning three letters as a defensive back and one all-conference selection.

He served as an assistant defensive coach in 1977 and then again from 1984-86 under Holmen head coach Jerry Binder. In 1987 he took over the head coaching position.

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