Ed Peltz has stepped down as Kenmore’s football coach to focus more on his career in construction and to spend more time with his family.
Peltz, 59, guided the Cardinals to a 13-17 record during the past three seasons, which was marked improvement for a program that struggled to win consistently.
“I was fortunate to coach Kenmore for the past three seasons,” Peltz said. “The program had 16 kids at the end of the season before we took over and we ended this past season with 62 kids. I am happy with the progress. We went 2-8 the first year, 6-4 the second year and 5-5 the third year. The 11 wins over the past two seasons are second to Ellet in the City Series.”
Peltz is stepping down as coach to focus more on a construction company with Don Schalmo and Greg Schalmo. He plans to still be involved with Kenmore football.
“I came back for a purpose and the purpose was to try and help make Kenmore competitive,” Peltz said. “I think we are on the right track of doing that.”
Peltz and his wife, Traci, have two children, Brittani and Erik. Brittani, 22, is a graduate assistant track and field coach at Northern Kentucky University after compiling an athletic career at Wadsworth High School and Xavier University. Erik, 18, is a senior at Wadsworth.
“I am so thankful to the Kenmore community for them allowing me to coach football and for their support,” Peltz said. “And I want to thank the Mayor of the city of Akron, Don Plusquellic. He helped keep our home games at home and supported our kids. I am thankful to him for coming to our games and speaking to our kids.”
Peltz served as a football coach for 17 seasons, including 13 seasons as a head coach between stints at Nordonia, Northwest and Kenmore.