North Tama AD, football coach resigns

Coach Wurth's resignation effective end of school year


Redhawk football will be in need of a new head coach next season following the resignation of North Tama Athletic Director Taylor Wurth who has been head coach of the Class A team since joining the program in 2020.

During Monday night’s school board meeting, Wurth’s resignation was approved as part of the consent agenda. His resignation from the positions of athletic director/teacher, head football coach, and strength and conditioning coach is effective at the end of the school year.

In his resignation letter dated March 20 which was made available to the North Tama Telegraph by Superintendent David Hill, Wurth, 30, cites his desire to move to a larger community at this time in his life as his primary reason for leaving the district.

“North Tama has been a great experience for me, and I am thankful for the opportunity that was entrusted to me,” Wurth’s letter states. “I have made life-long friendships and had the opportunity to teach and coach some awesome young people. I will truly miss getting to see them.”

Wurth was initially hired as head football coach, secondary physical education teacher, junior high skills classes teacher, and credit recovery/online community college course supervisor in March of 2020 for the 2020-2021 school year – later transitioning to the athletic director position.

Redhawks football head coach Taylor Wurth, far right, gives his players a pep talk prior to their season opener in Belle Plaine in August 2021. PHOTO BY RUBY F. MCALLISTER

Prior to North Tama, he was a P.E. teacher and coach at Aplington-Parkersburg.

When contacted by the North Tama Telegraph, Superintendent Hill reiterated Wurth’s desire to live and work in a larger community as the primary reason behind the resignation.

“Coach Wurth has been looking for an opportunity to relocate to a larger city to continue his career. He decided to resign now in order to give us adequate time to find a replacement,” Hill said in an email. “Coach Wurth has poured his heart and soul into North Tama athletics over the past three years, and we wish him all the best in his future endeavors!”

Hill further stated the district would begin advertising for Wurth’s replacement immediately and work quickly to identify a new Redhawk head football coach and North Tama athletic director.

While Wurth held both positions in tandem, Hill said the district was open to hiring two different individuals for the respective positions.

In his resignation letter, Wurth said his future plans are currently unknown, before ending by declaring: “I do know that North Tama will always hold a special place in my heart. Thank you for the memories, and Go Redhawks!”