Lawrence Central hires football manager who led Ohio power

Lawrence Central jaunty executive Ryan Banas did not demur when asked about a reasons for employing John Rodenberg as a school’s subsequent football coach.

“His background,” Banas pronounced on Monday night, mins before Rodenberg was authorized as manager during a propagandize house meeting. “His resume is as good as it gets. He’s a winner. He’s won 3 state titles so a (Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference) is not going to dominate him.”

Rodenberg, 53, comes from Ohio football energy Cincinnati Moeller. He led that tradition-rich module to Division we Ohio state championships in 2012 and ’13. Rodenberg quiescent after 10 years during Moeller after final season. He was 80-41 altogether there.

“I was holding a demeanour for a subsequent rival conditions we could find and that’s when we found Lawrence Central,” Rodenberg said. “I accepted a discussion they were in and saw it as a good challenge.”

The Lawrence Central pursuit non-stop after Bill Peebles left for Cathedral after heading a Bears to a 12-9 record in dual seasons. The module won a state championship in 2012 underneath stream Warren Central Jayson West yet has won only dual sectional games in a past 5 years, yet a opponents have been Warren Central (twice), Cathedral (twice) and Ben Davis.

Rodenberg was indeed informed with a Lawrence Central trickery before he interviewed. Moeller degraded Cathedral 48-13 during Lawrence Central during a 2012 season.

“We were blown divided by a facilities,” Rodenberg said. “At Moeller we didn’t have a home field, so we were on a highway each week. We had a lot of success opposite Cathedral.”

Rodenberg is a local of Cincinnati and graduated from a University of Cincinnati. He done coaching stops during Archbishop McNicholas in Cincinnati, Covington Catholic in Kentucky – where he was a state championship in 2006 – and Roger Bacon in Cincinnati before to holding a Moeller pursuit in 2008.

Rodenberg pronounced he welcomes a event to play in a MIC, that has constructed all 5 of a Class 6A state champions given a sixth category was combined in 2013 and also had a runner-up in 3 of those games. Moeller plays in a Greater Catholic League in Cincinnati, that is also deliberate one of a tip football conferences in a Midwest.

“Playing in a MIC unequivocally intrigued me,” he said. “When we came adult to interview, we was unequivocally tender with (Lawrence Central’s) joining to athletics. They wish entertainment to be dominant. When we came from Moeller, we was calm with being an partner if we didn’t find a rival conditions equal to Moeller. we looked during one in Louisville and one in Georgia. we wasn’t only out to get another conduct coaching job, yet Lawrence Central fit all we wanted in a school.”

Banas pronounced about 25 possibilities rigourously practical for a pursuit and another 20-25 inquired. 

“In articulate to everybody who knows him, has coached underneath him and relatives that have had kids who have played for him have talked about him as a male of high character,” Banas said. “You can’t find anything that anyone says disastrous about him.”

Rodenberg is well-connected in recruiting and is tighten with Ohio State partner Kerry Coombs, who has recruited Central Indiana for a Buckeyes and formerly during Cincinnati. Rodenberg elite a run-based conflict during Moeller yet pronounced a character of play will count on a crew during Lawrence Central.

“We’re always going to be a college character offense and invulnerability and be in a corner of what people are doing,” he said. “I’d contend I’m heated and high tempo. They are going to get coached like they are college athletes.”

Call Star contributor Kyle Neddenriep during (317) 444-6644.

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