I found out yesterday that coach Dave Dlugosz is retiring from Avon Lake football. He leaves with a 200-44 record, 18 Southwestern Conference Titles, 15 playoff appearances, Div. II State Championship in 2003, Div.II State Runner-up in 2004, Several Div.II AP Poll Champions, and inducted into the Ohio High School Coaches Hall of Fame.
Here are some articles:
Dlugosz did 7-3 or better each season. Breakdown of teams from the Southwestern Conference:
17-4 vs. Amherst (not counting a playoff game against them)
11-2 vs. Bay
13-0 vs. Rocky River
13-0 vs. Fairview
20-1 vs. North Olmsted
20-1 vs. Westlake
14-7 vs. Olmsted Falls (not counting 2 playoff games against them)
5-3 vs. Brecksville
8-0 vs. Berea
8-0 vs. Midpark
20-14 in the playoffs
5 Regional Runner-ups in 1994, 1995, 2001, 2002, and 2005.
There so many great games during those years in conference and playoff games and playing against some good coaches too like Jeff Riesen( Who Dlugosz replaced and coached against him when Riesen was at Amherst), Jim Ryan( rumor that he may be retirng soon), Tom Watts, Vern Long, and many others.
He will be missed at Avon Lake. He was the best coach ever.
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