OPRF head football coach Jim Nudera calls out to one of his players during a game earlier this season. J.Geil/Staff Photographer

Jim Nudera coached the OPRF football team for 12 seasons, a lengthy span that is sure to drudge up some fond and foul memories for many fans and former players.

Nudera, who resigned from the job on Tuesday to seek other opportunities and spend more time with his family, coached the team to a 41-69 record in those 12 seasons. His teams advanced to the state playoffs three times but also accumulated nine losing records along the way.   

With lights installed at the stadium last year and now a regime change on the horizon, the OPRF football program may be headed to new heights. Tell us what your thoughts are on Nudera’s departure and what this program needs to do to be as successful as the other teams in the Silver Division of the West Suburban Conference.

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Brad Spencer has been covering sports in and around Oak Park for more than a decade, which means the young athletes he once covered in high school are now out of college and at home living with their parents...

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