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Hentges steps down after five years as Helias’ head coach

Helias coach Chris Hentges talks to his players during a game in September against MICDS at Adkins Stadium. Hentges stepped down Monday as the Crusaders head coach.

Helias coach Chris Hentges talks to his players during a game in September against MICDS at Adkins Stadium. Hentges stepped down Monday as the Crusaders head coach. Photo by Stephen Brooks.

Being head coach of the Helias football team was Chris Hentges’ dream job.

He was an All-American for the Crusaders in the 1980s, playing for his father, Ray. And when he decided to become a football coach, Helias was where he wanted to be. But there’s more to life than following your dream.

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“It came down to priorities and balance,” Hentges said Monday night after announcing he was stepping down after five years as Helias’ head coach.

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