Springfield High School has hired Dave Bosko to coach its football team.

Bosko takes over a Springfield football program that was led by Kevin Vaughn the past 10 seasons. Vaughn, who is also the school’s athletic director, decided to resign as coach in January to spend more time with his family. He compiled a 35-65 overall record. The Spartans were 5-5 in 2017, 5-5 in 2016, 4-6 in 2015 and 4-6 in 2014.

Bosko is in his 22nd year as a teacher at Springfield. He teaches government, psychology and street law to juniors and seniors. He has been an assistant at Springfield (1995-2000, 2002-2006, 2008-2009, 2017), Stow (2010-2011), Archbishop Hoban (2012-2013), Waterloo (2014), Walsh Jesuit (2015) and Hudson (2016).

“David has been coaching for around 20 years,” said Vaughn, who was involved in the coaching search. “He has a lot of experiences that he can pick and choose from along the way. He has been around a lot of good coaches. He can take all of the aspects that he has picked up along the way and put it into his own format and come up with a system.

“Him being in the building and already having an established relationship with the kids through the classroom as a teacher and obviously on the football staff last year as a coach with the kids that are coming back — those are aspects that hard to compete with.”

Bosko, 47, graduated from Stow in 1988 with one letter in football and one letter in baseball. He then played baseball at Texas Wesleyan University for two years, and proceeded to earn two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Akron (1994 and 1995) and a master’s degree from Nova Southeastern University (2005).

“I was on Kevin’s staff in ’08 and ’09 at Springfield, and then I went to Stow with Mark Nori when he took over there and I was there for two years,” Bosko said. “I went to Hoban and worked under Ralph Orsini and Tim Tyrrell. I’ve bounced around and last year Kevin had an opening. I said ‘Hey, I’d love to come back to Springfield and coach where I teach. The understanding was that I would be the quarterbacks coach and I was happy doing that. After the season, Kevin stepped down and I said I’d love to do the job. I was able to get the nomination and I couldn’t be happier.”

Bosko was also Springfield’s baseball coach from 2004-2007 and went 51-50.

“I have mostly been an assistant coach in football, but when I was an offensive coordinator at Waterloo. I took over as an interim coach in Week 7 when Nate Peters had a heart attack,” Bosko said. “He had some serious heart issues at the time and I ended up finishing out the season. This will be the first time I can put my stamp on a program.

“I have been around a lot of great coaches. I have picked up a little bit of everything from all the coaches I have been around. Jay Glaze gave me my start in 1995. I love to be part of something where we are building together. … It’s all about the kids.”

Division I girls basketball

Canton McKinley, Stow and Wadsworth will play in district finals at 7 p.m. Thursday. McKinley and Wadsworth will meet at Medina, and Stow will meet Solon at Euclid.

Stow (22-2) won 50-47 over Cleveland John Hay (18-4) on Monday in a district semifinal. Theresa Parr, Emily Andrassy and Lizzy Stefanov each scored 13 points for Stow and Lilee Carlson contributed nine points.

Kierstan Bell scored 43 points to lead McKinley (23-1) to an 83-58 win over Wooster (18-5) in a district semifinal on Monday. Kyla Foster (17 points) and Chamera Young (13 points) also reached double figures for McKinley.

Wadsworth (21-3) won 63-33 over Brunswick (16-9) in a district semifinal on Monday with Peyton Banks (14 points), Kylee Batey (10 points) and Kacie Evans (nine points) leading the way.

Michael Beaven can be reached at mbeaven@thebeaconjournal.com.