PIERCE, Neb. -- Darren Sindelar has become synonymous with Pierce athletics. He’s been directly involved with Blue Jay programs for 25 years.

He has acted as the head girls' basketball coach since 2006, winning three state titles in 2013, 2014, and 2015. His accolades include a third-place finish in 2016. Sindelar has also acted as Pierce’s athletic director since 2016.

But like all good things, Sindelar’s time in Pierce is coming to an end. He announced that at the end of this school year, he will leave the school district.

"I don't think my coaching career is over," he said. "All these years I've focused on helping students and helping athletes, now I'm going to have that opportunity to help teachers."

Reminiscing about his time, Sindelar recalls the loyalty and support of Pierce fans across all sports.

"There really is nothing like it," he said. "It's been a huge part of our success...they make this a great place to be."

Sindelar is set to become the elementary principal in Wakefield, joining his wife who is currently a teacher within the district.

Despite this chapter set to close, Sindelar said he will never forget the memories and experiences. One that sticks out, Pierce girls’ basketballs incredible run through the mid-2010s, which saw three state titles.

"That was one of my goals as a coach, I've been lucky to be able to put medals around kids necks three times," he said. "It's been a great career."