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Todd Filtz resigns as Canton McKinley football coach

By Michael Beaven Published: March 4, 2014

Todd Filtz has resigned as football coach at Canton McKinley following two seasons, according to a press release issued by Canton City Schools on Tuesday.

Filtz led McKinley to a 17-5 record during the past two seasons. The Bulldogs were Federal League champions and made the Division I playoffs in each of his seasons.

The Canton City Schools Board of Education unanimously approved the hiring of Filtz in 2012.

Filtz, 31, was the youngest head coach in the history of McKinley’s football program.

Filtz led Maple Heights to the 2010 Division II state championship by defeating Trotwood-Madison 45-33 in the state final at Massillon’s Paul Brown Tiger Stadium. Prior to arriving in Canton, Filtz had seven years of coaching experience. He served as a Maple Heights defensive assistant from 2005-2007 and then as the Mustangs coach from 2008-2011.

Maple Heights made three playoff appearances under Filtz. The Mustangs were the 2009 Division II state runner-up and the 2010 Division II state champion. He compiled a 6-4 record in his first year, and then followed that with records of 12-3, 15-0 and 8-2.

Filtz was an all-state football player at Steubenville High School where he played linebacker. He played in college at Muskingum University.

Here is the press release issued today by the Canton City Schools:

After a lengthy meeting Tuesday morning, Superintendent Adrian Allison accepted the resignation of Todd Filtz as the head Football Coach at Canton McKinley Sr. High School.

Both the district and Filtz reviewed the successes of the program’s previous two years, and discussed the roles and expectations of the head football coach at Canton McKinley. The parties reached a mutual agreement that we would accept his resignation as head coach.

The district has not made any decisions regarding the next head coach at McKinley and will begin a formal search process in the next several weeks. Filtz informed returning McKinley football players of this decision at a meeting this afternoon.

The Canton City School District thanks Coach Filtz for his service to our students and community. We wish him the best in his future endeavors.

At this time, the district will not be commenting further on this matter.

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