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Mike Miller steps down as Cuyahoga Falls football coach

By Michael Beaven Published: February 13, 2013

Cuyahoga Falls is in need of a football coach.

Mike Miller resigned as Black Tigers football coach in January and the school’s Board of Education accepted his resignation this week.

Cuyahoga Falls Athletic Director Tom DiFrancesco said Miller, 31, stepped down to focus more on his assistant principal position at the high school, which he started in September, and to spend more time with family.

Miller, a 1999 Cuyahoga Falls graduate, compiled a 10-40 record in five seasons.

Miller played at Cuyahoga Falls and also played football and baseball at Mount Union, where he earned a degree in 2003.

“The administrative responsibility is more than enough,” DiFrancesco said. “Combining that with coaching football can be tough. I am sad to see to him go. I coached Mike Miller with Don Ross, I coached with him Don Ross, coached for him during his first year and then got this AD job and worked over him. We have had a very good relationship and continue to have a very good relationship.”

DiFrancesco said the football coaching job will be posted “in the next day or two internally and externally.

“We hope to pick the best candidate that can keep up the high standards that Mike set,” DiFrancesco said. “Mike had the program going in the right direction after we had fallen on hard times. He is a good, young, dedicated coach. We have gained a good young administrator.”

DiFrancesco hopes to make a coaching hire by April or May.



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