Green Local Schools announced Wednesday morning the hiring of Ed Cybak as its new football coach. His hiring is pending approval from the Green Board of Education.
``I am extremely excited,´´ Cybak said. ``This a great opportunity. The community is very supportive and they demonstrated that yesterday [Monday] with a huge levy victory. They showed how important school is with their tremendous support for academics, athletics and other activities like band and choir.´´
Cybak, 43, was the head coach at Fairless from 2003-2007 and an assistant coach at Green from 2008-2010 under Tom Stacy, who left Green for a coaching job at Ashland University.
Cybak teaches world history to sophomores at Green and said he is comfortable working with Bulldogs Athletic Director Mark Pfaff.
``There are a lot of kids here that will play very hard and they are hungry to move the program up to the next level,´´ Cybak said.
``We want to be successsul year in and year out.´´
Cybak graduated from Austintown Fitch in 1986 where he lettered in football and baseball. He earned a bachelors degree in comprehensive social studies from Kent State University in 1990 and a masters degree in educational administration from Ashland University in 1995.
Cybak was also an assistant at Austintown Fitch (2000-2002), St. Mary's Memorial in Auglaize County (1999) and Ridgedale in Marion County (1992-1998).
``I am familiar with both sides of the ball,´´ Cybak said. ``I have worked half the time on offense and half the time on defense while also contributing with the special teams.´´