Mariemont head football coach retiring after 32 years | Schools
MARIEMONT, OH (FOX19) - The man who lead over three decades of football games for the Mariemont school district is set to retire on Friday.
Tom Crosby has coached football at Mariemont High School since 1978 and Friday, October 26 Crosby will coach the last football game of his career at Kusel Stadium against Taylor. Immediately following the game, there will be a recognition ceremony in his honor, starting around 9pm. The recognition ceremony is open to the public.
“Coach Crosby ends an outstanding coaching career Friday night as one of the most respected high school coaches in the area,” said Tom Nerl, athletic director of Mariemont City Schools. “His commitment to not only the Mariemont football program but to the Mariemont community has been exemplary, and there is no finer role model for the youth of our community than Tom.”
Tom Crosby has coached football at Mariemont from 1978-1998 and from 2001-2012, and his record at Mariemont, as of today, is 215-117-1. He coached state finalist teams in 1980 and 1995; he’s an Ohio High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame member; he’s also been named the NFL Cincinnati Bengals High School Coach of the Year and the SWOFCA Doc Collins Man of the Year.
“We hope that Friday’s recognition ceremony truly honors Tom Crosby and the legacy he has bestowed to our community,” said Paul Imhoff, superintendent of Mariemont City Schools. “We will never know all of the things he has done, both large and small, for our kids. Our district is a better place because of him. Tom bleeds blue and gold; he is a Warrior through and through.”