Russ Radtke is leaving New Prairie to become the football coach at Portage. His hiring was made official by Portage on Monday. Radtke was 78-20 in eight seasons at New Prairie, winning four sectionals, a regional and a semistate.
"Coach Radtke’s experience and proven success could not be overlooked," Portage Athletics Director Fred Joseph said in a statement. "We believe Coach Radtke embodies the very essence of Portage High School and its community, with an emphasis on instilling the virtues of Loyalty, Pride and Dedication (LDP). Coach Radtke has managed to foster and cultivate a winning mentality everywhere he’s been, as evident with his accolades."