Buckeye has selected Mark Pinzone as its football coach.
Pinzone, the former head coach at Parma Heights Holy Name, will be introduced as the Bucks coach May 14 at a regularly scheduled board meeting.
“We’ve hired the best football coach for the Buckeye football program,” Buckeye superintendent Brian Williams said. “He has extensive experience at the high school level and has a proven track record of success. Mark has a great ability to communicate and will work closely with every aspect of our program, from our local youth teams through the varsity program.”
Pinzone, 42, said the move is a “good fit” for his family and closer to where he lives in Strongsville with his wife, Tami, and two children. He is in his 17th season of teaching law and finance at Brunswick High. He also owns Pinzone Financial Services in Strongsville and is a financial advisor.
Pinzone resigned from his position with Holy Name following a 16-14 record in three seasons. He served as an assistant coach for 15 years at Brunswick prior to that under coaches Rich Nowak and Tom Fasko. Brunswick was state runner-up in 1995, a state semifinalist in 2007 and a playoff participant 12 seasons in a row.
Nowak and Fasko coached with Pinzone at Holy Name and will remain with him at Buckeye.
Pinzone has earned degrees from Ohio University, the University of Akron and a law degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. He replaces Buckeye’s one-year interim coach Richard Schuler, who went 3-7 overall, and posted a 3-4 mark in the Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division.