Lakeville Area Public Schools’ Board of Education approved the hiring March 14
of Dr. Tyler Krebs as an English Language Arts instructor at Lakeville South High School and as head football coach.
Over the past six years, Krebs was a teacher and head football coach at Burnsville High School, said Dr. John Braun, Lakeville South High School principal.
“Our goal was to hire both an outstanding teacher and an outstanding football coach,” Braun said. “Tyler’s previous principals identified him as an exceptional teacher whose impact went well beyond his classroom to positively and significantly impact their entire building’s culture. In terms of Tyler’s coaching success, his teams’ accomplishments highlight his outstanding leadership skills in leading a high school football program.”
At Burnsville High School, Krebs took over a football program that had 7 wins and 30 losses over the previous four seasons. He helped lead the program to three consecutive section championship games including the 2015 team that won the school’s first conference (sub-district) and section championships in 20 years. Burnsville had a record of 16 wins and 5 losses over the past two seasons.
Prior to Burnsville, Krebs was the defensive coordinator and assistant head coach at Eastview High School. During his 14 seasons at Eastview, Eastview won four section championships, one conference championship and had a record of 96 wins and 55 losses.
Krebs takes over the coaching job at Lakeville South that was previously held by Hall of Fame coach Larry Thompson. Thompson retired after 38 years of coaching which included three state championships. Krebs played in the 1991 Prep Bowl under Thompson when he was a senior at Lakeville High School.
Krebs will be moving back to Lakeville with his wife Ali (also a Lakeville graduate) and their children Ava, Casey and Brady. He holds a doctorate in education in instructional design for online learning from Capella University.
“I am honored and humbled to become the head football coach at Lakeville South High School,” Krebs said. “The reason why I coach is because of the experience I had as a player at Lakeville learning from Coach Thompson and his staff. I’m excited to build on the traditions of Lakeville South football, and our family is excited to become a part of the Lakeville school community once again.”