Koenig Stepping Down From Beloit Football-AUDIO


As reported earlier this week, Beloit Head Football Coach Greg Koenig told his players on Wednesday that he was stepping down after 11 seasons with the Trojan football program. Koenig went 93-31 in those 11 seasons at the helm and amassed a 62-8 record in NCAA league games. We had the chance to catch up with Koenig on KD Country 94 and Z 96.3 Sports. He is expected to be the new head football coach at Cimarron High School, pending approval from their school board. Koenig discussed why he felt the time was right to make the move.

Koenig had a lot off postseason success at Beloit despite some of his battles with low numbers. The Trojans were able to qualify for the postseason nine straight years before falling short this season. In 2013, they went 13-1 and were the 3A State Runners-up. As Koenig heads off for a new venture, he offered some parting thoughts for his supporters.

For more on the story and for the full interview with Greg Koenig, head to nckssports.com.

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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2020 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.