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String of departures in high school programs shed light on challenges head coaches face

Reasons for resignations include missed time with family, increasing professional demands

By , Columbian staff writer
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Filly Afenegus, second from right, watches as Noah Afenegus, 5, right, jump off of a playground structure while the rest of the family -- Tiffany, from left, Maia, 11, and Ella Afenegus, 9 -- watch at Felida Elementary School. Filly Afenegus recently stepped down as Columbia River's head boys soccer coach so he could spend more time with his family.
Filly Afenegus, second from right, watches as Noah Afenegus, 5, right, jump off of a playground structure while the rest of the family -- Tiffany, from left, Maia, 11, and Ella Afenegus, 9 -- watch at Felida Elementary School. Filly Afenegus recently stepped down as Columbia River's head boys soccer coach so he could spend more time with his family. (Taylor Balkom/The Columbian) Photo Gallery

Between coaching two high school soccer programs and teaching middle school students, Filly Afenegus sometimes felt like he wasn’t giving enough time and energy to his own kids.

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