Cuyahoga Falls High School named Sean Flaherty as its football coach.
It is Flaherty’s first head coaching position.
Flaherty, 33, is a graduate of Stow High School and Walsh University and spent the past seven years as an assistant at Wadsworth. He played for former Walsh coach Jim Dennison and served as an assistant at Stow and under Dennison’s son, Greg, the coach at Wadsworth, the past three years as the offensive coordinator.
Cuyahoga Falls Athletic Director Tom DiFrancesco said a five-member school board unanimously approved the hiring of Flaherty on Monday. He replaces Mike Miller, who resigned after last season to become a member of the district’s administration.
“Sean is a good fit,” DiFrancesco said. “I like his background, and obviously his family history with football. His dad [Tom] was associated with Jim Dennison for numerous years at the University of Akron and Walsh University. Sean is a quality individual.”
DiFrancesco said the district received 41 applications for the position. Flaherty will teach language arts at the high school.
“Sean was solid throughout with all three interviews,” DiFrancesco said. “He is very excited. He met the kids today and they are very excited too.”
— Michael Beaven