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Regina didn’t wait long to find its new head football coach announcing a familiar face as the leader of its storied program.
Regina announced in a release on Wednesday that long-time assistant coach Jason Dumont would be named interim head coach pending board approval.
Dumont takes over for Marv Cook who announced on May 27 he was stepping down after leading Regina to seven state titles in 14 seasons as head coach.
A former teammate of Cook’s at the University of Iowa, Dumont was an assistant coach for the Regals the past 14 seasons, leading a Regina defense that annual ranked as one of the best in the state.
“I am extremely honored and excited to serve as the head football coach at Iowa City Regina,” Dumont wrote in a release. “When Marv hired Ed Hinkel and me 14 years ago, we had no idea what a great ride it would be. It was an honor to coach alongside an old friend and teammate for all those years. Along with associated head coach Ed Hinkel, and the rest of the Regina football staff, we look forward to carrying on the great Regina football tradition with the same style and class as coach Cook.”
Dumont has served as the defensive coordinator during the Regals run of recent success helping the Regals post a 159-20 over the past 14 seasons.
The Dumont-led Regina defense was impressive last season, holding five playoff opponents to 17.4 points per game as the Regals won the Class A state title.
Regina is coming off a 11-1 season a year ago in which it won 11 consecutive games to close the season downing Grundy Center 52-28 in the Class A title game.