Canton City Schools selects Dan Reardon as McKinley football coach

Canton City Schools selects Dan Reardon as McKinley football coach

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Canton City Schools selects Dan Reardon as McKinley football coach

Former Youngstown Ursuline coach named Bulldogs leader

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Former Youngstown Ursuline coach named Bulldogs leader

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Canton McKinley High School logo

Dan Reardon has been named Canton McKinley High School’s new head football coach.

From 2004 to 2011, Reardon served as head coach at Youngstown Ursuline. One of the state’s most successful coaches across all divisions, he guided the Fighting Irish to a 53-6 record.

Reardon was named the Paul Brown-National Football Foundation Coach of the Year in 2008, 2009 and 2010 after leading the Fighting Irish to state titles each of those seasons.

Since 2012, Reardon has coached high school football in Colorado.

His past experience also includes coaching as an assistant at Warren G. Harding, winning two state championships.

Superintendent Adrian Allison said that he believes Reardon has the wisdom and integrity to lead Canton McKinley as it begins its first season as the district’s one high school football team.

“Dan Reardon wants to be here at Canton McKinley and he will play a highly important role in uniting our two high school programs,” Allison said in a prepared statement. “Most importantly, he understands that when we say ‘student-athlete,’ the role of student comes first.”

According to a news release distributed by the district, Reardon plans to foster a winning climate both on and off the football field.

The program will incorporate youth players, as well as the middle school teams in order to build a system of continuous success. Off the field, the coach plans to institute study tables, communicate with parents, teachers and the community and set high expectations for achievement in every aspect of his players’ lives.

The Board of Education is expected to vote on Reardon’s hiring at the March 16th regular meeting at 6 p.m. at Timken.

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