Grand Haven head coach Joe Nelson (in grey) addresses his team following the Buccaneers' victory against West Ottawa in October 2019,

GRAND HAVEN TWP. — Grand Haven varsity football head coach Joe Nelson announced Tuesday that he is stepping down after three seasons in charge.

The Buccaneers went 10-19 in three years under Nelson, who was hired in 2017, including a 6-5 season in 2019 that included a first playoff appearance since 2011. Their 28-7 road victory against Grandville was the school's first playoff win since 2010.

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