Eagles’ Head Football Coach Leaving for Preble

Southern Door’s head football coach and athletic/activities is leaving the district after two years.

The district’s school board on Monday accepted the resignation of Mark Jonas, effective at the start of the 2024-25 school year.

Jonas, a longtime football coach who was inducted in 2022 into the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association’s Hall of Fame, confirmed on Monday that he has taken the head-coaching job and a teaching position for the next school year at Green Bay Preble.

He said he’s up to the challenge to take over at Preble, a WIAA Division 1 school and a member of the Fox River Classic Conference’s North Division for football that went 1-8 last season.

Jonas also noted the school is much closer than Southern Door to his home on the west side of Green Bay.

This won’t be his first time as the head football coach of a varsity program in the Green Bay area, having previously coached at Ashwaubenon, where Jonas also taught English and stepped down as the head football coach after the 2018 season.

His coaching accolades include having been Hilbert’s head football coach when the Wolves won WIAA Division 6 state titles in 1994 and 1996. He also was previously a head football coach at Oconomowoc and Kaukauna.

Jonas took over as Southern Door’s head football coach in the fall of 2022, when the Eagles won the Packerland Conference title with a 7-0 league record and were 9-0 for the regular season, before advancing three games into the WIAA Division 5 playoffs and finishing 11-1 overall. Last fall, the Eagles went 9-2 overall and finished second in the conference at 6-1.