BEATRICE – The Beatrice High School football team has a new head coach, and the former Orangemen assistant coach is coming back to Southeast Nebraska to take the job.
According to a press release from Neal Randel – Beatrice High School Activities Director – Todd Ekart has been hired as the next Orangemen head football coach.
Coach Ekart takes over for Kevin Meyer, who resigned in January to take a similar teaching and coaching position in Idaho.
Ekart, who has spent the last seven years coaching football in Western Nebraska, served as an Orangemen assistant coach under Bob Sexton as a defensive coordinator and freshman coach from 2007 until 2011.
Ekart left Beatrice to become head coach at Sidney, and took over a program that was winless in 2010. He led the Red Raiders to two state playoff appearances and a district championship, before taking the coaching position at Gering.
Ekart has earned District Coach of the Year honors twice in Western Nebraska, and was named Huskerland Preps Mike Berens Coach of the Year in 2013.
He was also selected as a coach for the 2014 West Nebraska All-Star game, and the 2015 Nebraska Shrine Bowl.
Coach Ekart will be the new Strength and Conditioning instructor at Beatrice High School.