Coach Bob Buckel announced that he would retire from coaching after nearly winning another state championship with Powers Catholic.

Buckel lead the Chargers to Ford Field, but came up short in the championship game, losing to Zeeland West.  This loss shouldn't be a reflection on Buckel's amazing career, because his list of accomplishments is much longer.

Buckel has been a varsity football coach in our area for the last 33 years, with a record of 214 wins and 114 losses.  His contribution to the kids that he has coached over the years is immeasurable.  Some of Buckel's career highlights are listed below.

  • Michigan High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame (2009)
  • Michigan AP Coach of The Year (1997)
  • 1 State Championship & 1 State Runner Up (Powers)
  • 4 District Championships
  • 2 Regional Championships

Bob Buckel will go down as one of the great High School Football coaches in Michigan, and as a positive influence in the lives of so many young players.