Olwin resigns as Lake football coach (3-23-13) PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kevin Gordon Sentinel Assistant Sports Editor   
Saturday, 23 March 2013 00:47
Bob Olwin
MILLBURY — Lake High School is looking for a new head football coach.
Flyers’ head coach Bob Olwin has resigned after only one season to become the head coach at Ada High School.
But Olwin said Friday night he didn’t resign solely to take the position at Ada.
Olwin said his resignation was for “personal reasons, a combination of a lot of different things.” He declined to be specific.
Lake was 4-6 overall and 3-4 in the Northern Buckeye Conference last fall.
“It’s always a tough decision when kids are involved,” Olwin said. “The administration at Lake was very, very good to me. The kids at Lake are very, very good kids. That’s the worst part of all this.
“The kids at Lake are resilient and they’ll bounce back from this. We made some progress and I wish them nothing but the best.”
Olwin replaced Bob Abbey, whose contract wasn’t renewed after the 2011 season.
The Flyers were 21-29 overall and 12-11 in league play under Abbey.
Lake athletics director Dave Shaffer couldn’t be reached for comment Friday night.
Olwin replaced Mike Fell at Ada. Fell resigned to become the head coach at Lima Senior.
Last season, Ada was 10-2 and ranked fifth in the final Division VI poll. It lost in the second round of the state playoffs.
With 31 years in football, Olwin has won 10 conference championships and participated in the state playoffs seven times. He has taken three different schools to the state playoffs, Versailles, Fairview and Tiffin Calvert.
Last Updated on Monday, 25 March 2013 09:26

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