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Longtime West Hall boys soccer coach Jager has retired
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After 23 years on the sidelines, the only boys soccer coach West Hall has ever known has stepped down.

West Hall athletic director Scott Justus announced Friday that Spartans coach Wolfgang Jager retired effective after the team’s final game on April 24. Adam Johnson, the junior varsity coach at West Hall for the past four years, will take over as the varsity coach.

Jager, however, will still be involved in the community, as always.

“He’s a legend, and a pillar in the community,” Justus said. “He will most certainly be missed, but he’ll still be involved.”

Jager was unable to comment Friday as he was attending a family wedding.

Justus mentioned that being able to spend more time with his family, including his wife, was a big part of his reason to retire.

“He’s going to enjoy traveling and being with his wife,” Justus said.

Jager has led numerous state tournament teams over the years and is retiring with over 200 wins at the high school level.

In 2009 the Spartans advanced to the Class AAA state championship game before falling to St. Pius X 3-0. That West Hall team finished with a school-record 18 wins and a Region 7-AAA title.

This past season, West Hall finished 11-6-1 and 8-4 in Region 8-AAA, playing its last game April 24 against Chestatee, a 2-0 Spartans win.

After receiving his education in Germany, Jager started at Johnson High in 1983 before coming to West Hall when it opened in 1988. He started his first boys varsity season with the Spartans in 1989.

In addition to his coaching duties, Jager has also been primarily a math teacher at the school.

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