Canton Central Catholic announced Monday that longtime assistant Jeff Lindesmith will be named head football coach.
Lindesmith will replace Lowell Klinefelter, who retired last month after 41 seasons as coach.
“Throughout its history, Central Catholic has been blessed with outstanding football coaches,” CCC President Father Kaylor said. “Jeff Lindesmith will continue this legacy of excellence. He has earned this opportunity through his 28 years of serving as an assistant coach, which has prepared him for his challenge. Jeff is organized, creative, a student of the game and a leader of men.”
Lindesmith, a guidance counselor at CCC, graduated from Canton Timken High School in 1982. He also graduated from Wilmington College in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Education and received his Masters of Education in School Counseling and Social Services from the University of Dayton in 1989.
Lindesmith has been an assistant on Klinefelter’s football staff since September of 1986, and has also been an assistant in baseball since 1986 to coach Doug Martin. He was named interim head football coach from Sept. 7-27, 1994, and then returned to being an assistant.
“Jeff Lindesmith has been an integral part of the Central Catholic family and the football program for many years and we are pleased that he accepted this position,” CCC Principal Dave Oates said.
Jeff and his wife Karla have been married for 25 years. They have two sons, both graduates of Central Catholic; Beau (2009) and Zachary (2012).