Middle school named for Lombardi cancels football season

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) The upcoming football season at a Green Bay middle school named for legendary Packers coach Vince Lombardi has been canceled because the school can't find any coaches.

WLUK-TV reports that administrators at Lombardi Middle School have been advertising for coaches since last April and have not had a single application. Efforts by the high school coaching staff to help fill the positions have come up empty.

The school district's website says a middle school coaching job pays $2,149 a season.

Principal Jim Van Abel says in a letter to parents there will be opportunities for students to play with area club football teams.

Lombardi Middle School student Alex Coniff says he's happy that he can still play football, but was looking forward to suiting up for his school this season.

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Information from: WLUK-TV, http://www.fox11online.com

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