Paul Dimka steps down as Wausau East's boys basketball coach

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) -- Wausau East announced via a press release that Paul Dimka has stepped down as the Lumberjacks' head boys basketball coach.

Dimka has been with Wausau East for 25 years. The past six as the head coach.

"When you put the time into years, it is definitely a long time," said Dimka via the school's press release. "I've been very fortunate to remain with the program for so many years. I look back at the athletes and coaches that I've had the opportunity to work with and feel truly blessed."

The Jacks made it to the regional finals this season, but fell to New London 87-69. Wausau East finished the year 13-9.

Dimka took over for Jason Teske in 2013-14.

"All of us at Wausau East High School have very much appreciated all that Coach Dimka has done for our student-athletes over the years," said Wausau East's athletic director Michael Pernsteiner via the school's press release. "He has demonstrated a sincere passion for coaching the sport of basketball, while teaching our athletes many lessons that they will carry with them off the court. Coach Dimka did a great job of forming strong connections with his athletes and maintaining high expectations for all involved with his program."