Ten new head football coaches will be leading their teams this fall in the area


Boardman – Seth Antram

The Crestview grad spent the last couple of years as Chaney’s offensive coordinator under Chris Amill. He’ll look to turn around a Boardman team that hasn’t had a winning season since 2018.


Campbell Memorial – Andrew King

In March, the Memorial Red Devils found their new head coach in Poland native Andrew King. He served as Poland’s offensive coordinator under Ryan Williams during the last two seasons.


Champion – Tom Conrad

Champion hired Tom Conrad in no time after he recently played for the Golden Flashes and served as an assistant within the program last year.


East – Mark Assion

East hired Mark Assion, the former head coach at Jackson-Milton and most recently an assistant coach at Chaney, in December. Assion led Jackson-Milton to their first playoff appearance in 2015.


Lakeview – Sam Bellino

Sam Bellino gets his chance as a head coach at Lakeview. Bellino was the defensive coordinator at Hubbard for the last five years under Coach Hoffman. Bulldogs and Eagles face off Friday October 1st in Lakeview 


Liberty – Joe Simon

Liberty went with Joe Simon as they'll new head coach, a graduate of Liberty High School and former assistant.


Mathews – Bill Bohren

Legendary coach Bill Bohren returns to the sidelines to lead the Mustangs in 2021. Bohren is five wins shy of 300 for his career.


Poland – Tom Pavlansky

Longtime Lakeview head coach Tom Pavlansky takes over the Poland program and will square off against his brother, Mike (Canfield), in Week 1. The Bulldogs were coached by his father, Dave, from 1968 to 1978.


Southington Chalker – Justin Kren

The former Wildcat player and the assistant takes over the program this fall hoping to get the program back in the winning ways.


Valley Christian – Andy Hake

Andy Hake compiled a record of 104-25 over his 11-year stint at Western Reserve. He now takes over Valley Christian’s football program.


Story by Joseph Sierra