June 8, 2006 at 8:01 a.m.
Since 2001, Eyre has been the head coach at Hinckley-Finlayson. Prior to that, he was an assistant coach at Hinckley-Finlayson and Marshall High School. He played collegiate football at Rochester Community and Technical College and at Southwest State University in Marshall, Minnesota.
A graduate of Southwest State University with a degree in Elementary Education and St. Cloud State University with a degree in Special Education in the areas of Emotional Behavioral Disorders and Learning Disabilities, Eyre will be teaching at the North Gate Campus.
Hinckley-Finlayson Athletic Director Pat Riley says, “He leads by example and expects his athletes to work hard and sacrifice to make themselves successful on the field and in the classroom. He and his teams represented our school and community in a very positive way. He has excellent team discipline and builds character with his athletes.”
Commenting on his new position at North Branch, Eyre said, “I am very happy and feel privileged to be given an opportunity to be head football coach for the North Branch Vikings. While my career at Hinckley-Finlayson was prosperous, and I thank my players there, past and present, for that, I plan on accomplishing much more at North Branch. That includes getting Viking football to the upper echelon of the conference, section and state.
“My thanks goes to the administrators and coaches at North Branch Area High School, who thought enough of me as a person and a coach to give me a chance to lead this fine team. Go Vikings!”