Cahill named football coach at Graham

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ST. PARIS – Graham High School has named Shane Cahill as the new head varsity football coach.

Cahill is a graduate of West Jefferson High School where he was a four-year member of the varsity football team. He continued his education at Urbana University and was a four-year letterman.

Cahill has been employed by the Mechanicsburg Exempted School District for the past three years as an Intervention Specialist, and comes to Graham with experience as a defensive coordinator, a role that has prepared him for his new duties as head football coach at Graham.

“Mr. Cahill has been a winner at all levels. He’s also been praised for his teaching ability. That’s the type of pedigree we look for in a teacher and coach,” said GHS Athletic Director Jay Lewis.

At West Jefferson, Cahill was a part of three regional finalist teams that had the most wins in school history over a three-year period, going 40-9 and earning 34 wins in three years. At Urbana University, Cahill had similar success with his teams having the most wins in a four-year span, going 26-18. He earned all-conference academic honors three years and was named an all-conference linebacker.

Over the last three years, Cahill has been a part of very successful Mechanicsburg High School football teams.

While at Mechanicsburg, his teams had a record of 32-5 while being a three-time state playoff qualifier, three-time Ohio Heritage Conference champions and two-time regional finalists.

“I’m incredibly excited to build a culture of accountability and leadership with the student athletes at Graham High School. I am also very thankful for the opportunity given to me by the Graham Board of Education and administration,” said Cahill, who replaces A.J. Woods at Graham.

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