Helena High wrestling coach John Burke resigned his position on Thursday, according to a press release sent out by Helena School District Activities Director Jim Opitz.

Burke guided the Bengals to three fifth-place finishes for their highest team placing since 1989. He also coached eight individual state champions.

"He has been an outstanding mentor for our kids," Opitz said in the release. "His athletes competed with the best and always were gentleman. All of the Helena High family will miss his enthusiasm and class."