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Strongsville High School Hires Louis Cirino As Head Varsity Football Coach


Dan Foust, Communications Coordinator
Strongsville City Schools
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Strongsville, OH (February 28, 2017) - This morning, Strongsville’s Board of Education unanimously approved the hiring of Louis Cirino as the varsity head football coach for the Strongsville Mustangs. He will be introduced to the student-athletes in the Mustangs football program and will begin preparations for the upcoming 2017 season immediately.

Mr. Cirino has been the varsity head football coach for West Geauga High School since 2010. West Geauga’s varsity teams have amassed a 46-25 record during his tenure as head coach. West Geauga qualified for the OHSAA playoffs in three of his seven seasons, including 2015 when the team won its opening round game and was one of the final 16 in the Division III football playoffs. That same year, he earned recognition as both Chagrin Valley Conference Coach of the Year and AP Northeast Ohio Lakes All-District Coach of the Year. Mr. Cirino was also named Ohio Division III State Coach of the Year in 2013.

A graduate of The Ohio State University, Mr. Cirino spent time as an assistant coach with the Buckeyes from 2004-2006. He also has a Master’s Degree from Cleveland State University. In the classroom, Mr. Cirino teaches social studies at West Geauga High School and was named its High School Teacher of the Year in 2009 and 2014.

“My wife and I are extremely excited about this opportunity and look forward to becoming a part of this District and to become fully involved in the Strongsville community. I am ready to get to work and to not only meet our high school student-athletes, but also partner with our community. I can’t wait to proudly wear green and white all the time. I am extremely grateful for the trust that the school board and administration has placed in me to move Strongsville’s football program in the right direction,” said Mr. Louis Cirino, Strongsville High School Head Varsity Football Coach.

“We are ecstatic to have Coach Cirino join Strongsville City Schools as the varsity head football coach. Our search committee, comprised of administration, staff, and community members, was very impressed with his experience in developing student-athletes, both on and off the field. In addition to his vision for strengthening the high school program, we are also looking forward to his plan to incorporate and engage our youth and middle school programs with the varsity program,” said Mr. Carl Naso, Strongsville Board of Education President.

“Mr. Cirino is a great addition to the staff at Strongsville High School. We were impressed with his leadership and his on-the-field coaching success. More importantly, we are excited about his passion for developing our student-athletes, in terms of guidance, mentorship, and helping them grow and build life skills beyond the football field,” said Mr. Mark Smithberger, Strongsville High School Principal.   

 Mr. Louis Cirino

Mr. Louis Cirino
Strongsville High School
Head Varsity Football Coach


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