Triad hires new football coach

By Casey S. Elliott - [email protected]

NORTH LEWISBURG – Triad Local Schools will be getting a new head football coach and teacher for the upcoming school year.

The school board hired Joe Cardinal as a social studies teacher and head football coach at its Thursday meeting. He replaces Payton Printz, who resigned June 20 to take a position in Minster, Triad Superintendent Chris Piper said.

Cardinal will be paid $49,249; Printz’s salary was $59,990 when he left. The difference is due to Printz’s master’s degree and additional experience coaching. Cardinal holds a bachelor’s degree and was placed at Step 0 on the salary scale for coaching.

Cardinal comes from Nashville, Tennessee, most recently working as a coach at Ravenwood High School in Brentwood, Tennessee, according to his resume. He most recently taught at Woodland Middle School in Brentwood, Tennessee. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Integrated Social Studies from Ohio University in Athens and is a former football player.

The school board also approved a five-year agreement with Ohio Hi-Point Career Center, to begin July 1. It is a routine approval updated to include the addition of a Supply Chain Management course, Piper said. The course is offered in Triad schools and taught by a Hi-Point instructor through the satellite program.

In other action, the board:

•Accepted the resignation of social studies teacher Matthew McCurdy effective June 23, 2016. Resignation includes any 2016-17 supplemental contracts previously approved.

•Approved the voluntary transfer of Michelle Cauley from two-hour to six-hour cafeteria worker beginning with the 2016-17 school year.

•Approved hiring two-hour cafeteria worker Norma Molnar for the 2016-17 school year.

•Approved hiring bus driver Misty Wade for the 2016-17 school year.

•Approved hiring on-board instructor Amy Salyers as needed for the 2016-17 school year.

•Approved hiring Lindsay Beasley and Karen Herndon at Step 3, Victoria Flack, Meredith Ford and Annette Watson at Step 5, Lisa Hawley at Step 4, and Jason Thompson at Step 2, for the building leadership team at the elementary school; Sara Sapp at Step 1 for Safety Patrol; Terri Bruce at Step 3 as MS Football Cheerleading coach; and Lori James at Step 5 as 8th grade Volleyball coach; all for the 2016-17 school year.

•Approved hiring Girls Golf Head Coach John Millice at Step 5 for the 2016-17 school year.

•Approved a correction, hiring Patrick Johnson as Boys Golf head coach, Step 3, for the 2016-17 school year.

•Approved hiring Cross Country Head Coach Thomas Borawski at Step 5 and Volleyball Head Coach Angie Dolby at Step 0 for the 2016-17 school year.

•Approved four years of prior varsity basketball coaching experience for Jeff Merklin. He was previously approved with 0 years of experience.

•Approved Guarantee Trust Life Insurance Co. to offer student accident insurance through the Giffin Insurance Agency for the 2016-17 school year. There is no cost to Triad School District.

•Approved the service agreement with West Central Ohio Technology Center at a cost of $900, from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017.

By Casey S. Elliott

[email protected]

Casey S. Elliott may be reached at 937-652-1331 ext. 1772 or on Twitter @UDCElliott.Reach

Casey S. Elliott may be reached at 937-652-1331 ext. 1772 or on Twitter @UDCElliott.Reach