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Ravenna hires Brian “Fuzz” Coman as new varsity football coach

RAVENNA, OH- The Ravenna School District announced the hiring of Brian “Fuzz” Coman as their new Head Varsity Football coach replacing Joe Callihan who resigned in April. Coman will become the first African American head varsity football coach in Ravenna history.


Coman is a 1998 graduate of Ravenna High School who was a multisport high school athlete and the first football player in Ravenna history to start 40 straight games. He was a four year letterman at Youngstown State as a walk on and played under coach Jim Tressel winning a National Championship in 1991.


Coman returns to Ravenna after spending last season as the offensive coordinator at Akron East, a position he held since 2009. Prior to Akron East he spent time in coaching staffs at Stow and Ravenna.


“I am excited to be named the next head coach of the Ravenna football program,” Coman said in a release. “Ravenna football is near and dear to my heart. Coming home and being entrusted with the dreams and goals of our young people is a dream come true.”

Dr. Laura Hebert, Ravenna School District Superintendent, pointed out the benefits of Coman’s experience.


“Along with his 26 years of coaching experience and playing success, the District now has someone who will help build good men, good citizens, and prepare them for secondary success. His personal work experience combined with athletic and coaching background will allow our students to grow as student-athletes.”

The Ravenna Board of Education will formally approve Coman’s employment at the June 24th Board meeting.


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