Morning Huddle: Winton Woods loses football coach


JJ’s Morning Huddle: A daily dose of News, Notes & Nuggets from around the state

• High school coach Everhart expected to end up at UC

• OHSAA decision on high school football finals delayed

• Final Ohio vs. West Virginia All-Star football lineup announced

• Clay High School withdraws from Toledo City League

Troy Everhart to UC? After coaching Winton Woods to the Division II state title last fall, Troy Everhart has resigned. Citing “highly placed sources in the Unviersity of Cincinnati football program,” the Cincinnati Enquirer is reporting that Everhart will join the Bearcats staff as an assistant coach. “Troy has communicated to us that he would pursue an outside opportunity,” Winton Woods athletic director Dwight Campbell told the paper. “He didn’t specify what that would be. It’s something that came as a surprise to us, but we understand his position and his aspirations. We’re happy for him but not pleased with the timing.” Everhart led the Warriors to a 13-2 record last season with their only loses coming against Division I teams Moeller and Anderson. The Warriors would go on to beat Maple Heights 42-12 for the Division II state title. Andre Parker, Winton Woods’ defensive coordinator, will become interim head coach.

Delayed decision: The Ohio High School Athletic Association has pushed back their selection of the next city that will host the high school football state finals starting in 2012. Among the cities in the running: Canton, Massillon and Columbus. A subcommittee that is studying proposals from potential host cities was orginally going to report their findings today. Instead, they’ve decided to reconvene “in the near future.” Canton and Massillon have hosted the finals for 20 years.

All-Star game roster finalized: Rayland Buckeye Local head coach Ron Pobolish has polished off his lineup for the Ohio squad in the Rudy Mumley OVAC All-Star Charity Football Classic. Ohio will take on West Virigina on July 25. “We’ve got a bunch of skill guys who can go both ways, so we’ll have to figure that out, but we like what we’ve assembled,” Pobolish said. “We’re going to play all 32 kids and we think we’ve got guys who can run to the ball and make plays. We like our kicking game and we’re excited to get to camp and start evaluating.” Players will report to camp in less than a week. Among them: Union Local LB Tyler Arigoni (5-10, 160), Cambridge LB Tyler Hardesty (5-10, 205), Harrison Central LB Cody Kaiser (5-11, 180), and Buckeye Local LB Rylan Pyciak (6-2, 230). Click for more.

One less school in the Toledo City League: The board of education for the Oregon School District has approved a resolution to allow Clay High School to withdraw from Toledo’s City League. The decision will likely be followed by similar decisions at other schools as budget cuts threaten the quality of some CL athletic programs. According to the Toledo Blade, athletic directors from St. John’s Jesuit, Whitmer, Notre Dame, and St. Ursula have each confirmed their intention to pull out of the CL following the 2010-11 school year.

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