Chris Fleener steps away from Effingham, will coach at Fairfield

Coach Fleener looking on as his team practices in Effingham.

DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) -- After 20 seasons at Effingham, head coach Chris Fleener is moving on.

He will teach and take over as head baseball coach at Fairfield High School.

Fleener said the move will allow him to spend more time with his wife and kids.

Fleener does leave the Flaming Hearts on a high note. In his last season, the team won their first 3A sectional championship in 77 years.