Moller resigns as Elk Rapids head football coach

Tim Peterson

ELK RAPIDS — In late May Elk Rapids varsity football head coach Tony Moller was buzzing with excitement, looking past the Covid season of 2020 and putting football plans in motion to get the Elks ready to compete this year.

He had the staff he wanted in place, the off-season lifting programs were going well, and the numbers were looking good for varsity and JV football. The ER Fieldhouse, salvaged from a couple of nearly demolished old buildings on school grounds had been retooled and remodeled and were becoming the nerve center for Elk Rapids football. Moller planned on showing off the Fieldhouse to the public at the annual Orange and Black Scrimmage, held after the first week of practice in August. This was all in late May, and in mid-July Moller resigned as the Elks’ head football coach, ending a run of 15 years coaching in the Elk Rapids football program.

The resignation caught the local football community by surprise. There was no health issue involved, no scandal, nor was there a better job offer. Moller had to resign from coaching because he cannot find employees for his business.

Read the full story in our regular edition of The Review. To subscribe to the paper for just $36 a year, which includes access to our full online e-edition, please go to the subscription page on this website at:






The Review


Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 313
Bellaire, MI 49615
Phone: 231-533-5651
Fax: 231-533-4662
Physical Address: 
4470 S. M-88 Hwy.
Bellaire, MI 49615

View Map

Email Us

Facebook Facebook Twitter

Latest articles

Thu, 03/16/2023 - 4:00am
Thu, 03/16/2023 - 4:00am

Please Login for Premium Content