Kent Roosevelt has hired Tim King to be its new football coach.

The announcement is pending approval by the Board of Education in June.

King takes over for longtime coach John Nemec, who recently resigned and accepted a position with the University of Akron football team as director of player of personnel on Terry Bowden’s staff.

King is a former position coach and defensive coordinator with Kent Roosevelt and has also coached at the college level as a defensive backs and outside linebacker coach for his alma mater, John Carroll University, where he played football.

King was a three-time letter winner and two-time All-Ohio Athletic Conference player at John Carroll.

Nemec was at Roosevelt for 38 years, serving as school’s football coach for 29 years. He was also an assistant football coach for six years under Ed Becker and athletic director for three years at Roosevelt.

Nemec posted an overall record of 231 wins, 113 losses and three ties in 33 seasons as a head coach. He coached at Wapakoneta for four seasons and went 29-10-1. He coached at Roosevelt for 29 seasons and compiled a record of 202-103-2.

The Rough Riders went 9-2 last season and won the Portage Trail Conference Metro Division championship and played in the Division II playoffs.

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