ESCANABA — John Prokos of Escanaba has held a variety of positions during his coaching career.
Following this year’s Upper Peninsula Track Finals, Prokos stepped down from his most recent position, assistant track coach at Escanaba High School.
Overall, he had been competing and coaching for 70 years.
“It was time for me to go,” said Prokos, who had a 60-year career in coaching. “I think I was the oldest track coach in the U.P. I had a lot of wonderful people to work with. I became a coach because I enjoy working with the kids. I had been an athlete until now. It was a good run.”