After a public records request by the Inquirer, the city has released the names of the six applicants selected to be chosen from for the Galion Tigers head football coach position.
• Jim Stoyle of Centerburg is the head football coach and health/physical education teacher at Centerburg High School with 28 years experience in coaching football. He has a master’s degree in sports management from the California University of Pennsylvania.
• Shane E. Patterson of Mount Sterling is the head football coach and special education instructor at Westfall High School. He is a graduate of Urbana University and is now working on a master’s degree at the University of Dayton. He has 20 years experience in coaching football.
• Jeffrey Pharion of Columbus is the head coach of his Alma mater, St. Charles Preparatory. He earned a doctorate in education leadership from Ashland University in 2014. He has 29 years experience in coaching football.
• Robert L. Mahaney of Jeromesville is the head football coach of Mapleton High School in Ashland. He teaches seventh grade social studies at Mapleton Middle School. He earned a degree in education from Ashland University and has eight years experience in football coaching.
• Craig E. Wenning of Minster is the owner of CDW Renovations. He has 13 years experience as a varsity assistant football coach. He earned a degree in industrial technology from Ohio Northern University in 2000.
• Thomas Kaskey of Wheelsburg is a varsity offensive coordinator at Wheelersburg High School. He has 19 years of coaching experience – nine years in football. He earned a degree from Shawnee State University in 2012.
The first round of interviews started Wednesday and will go through Monday. The interview team will select two final candidates that will undergo a second round of interviews. The final candidate will be recommended to the Galion Board of Education at a regular meeting on March 17.
The final candidate will replace Chris Hawkins who took the same position at Ontario High School earlier this year.