Paske resigns post at Greene

GREENE - After 10 years as head coach of Greene’s football team, Tim Paske announced his resignation from the post late last week.

During his tenure, Paske guided the Trojans to four playoff appearances, two Section IV title games, multiple division titles, and eight straight winning seasons. After starting with a 5-13 record his first two seasons, Paske’s teams went 54-20 over the last eight with four postseason appearances. The Trojans’ 59 wins during Paske’s tenure are the most of any Chenango County team.

“This was a really difficult decision, and I’ve talked it over with my wife (Chris) many, many times,” Paske said Monday.

Paske has four children between the ages of 3 and 11, and cited the desire to spend more time with his family as the primary reason for stepping down. Paske also said his personal health was also a weighing concern. Three years ago, Paske had spinal fusion surgery to alleviate persistent pain in his neck. The surgery was a success, but he still deals with pain on a regular basis. “You only get a chance to see your kids grow up once, and three of them are playing sports now,” Paske said. “Doing the job the way I want to do it, that takes a lot of time away from your family. My wife has been very supportive and understanding over the years.”

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