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Coach's Corner


Head Coach: Phil Pest

College Attended: Bethany and West Virginia University
History of Coaching: Wheeling Park 1982-1983, Buckeye Southwest 1988-1989, Buckeye 1990-1995, Wheeling Central 1998-2005, Buckeye Local 2006-Present
Overall Coaching Record: 6-24
Coach's Hobby: Golfing
Greatest Moment as head coach: First win.Family Information: Wife-Jan, Children-Megan, Trevor and Shannen
What person was your inspiration to coach? Tom Hogan

A positive comment about another OV football coach/program: "Andrew Connor, Indian Creek, Dave Bruney, Martins Ferry, and Mike Young at Wheeling Central are fine people and coaches."
Quote about your team's upcoming season: "Must continue to play together and improve -- and never give up."

Stadium Information

Stadium Name: WWII Memorial Stadium
Type of Turf: Grass
School/Team Information
High School: Buckeye Local
School Address: 10692 State Highway 150, Rayland OH 43943
School Phone: 740-859-2196
Contact for Tickets: Sam Jones
Athletic Director: Sam Jones (740-859-2196)
Greatest Moment in Team History: State Finals, 1994
School's Biggest Rivalry: Martins Ferry

Mascot: Panther
Team Colors: Navy/Silver
Last Year Team In Playoffs: 2009
Last conference title: 2009 OVAC
Last Year's Football Record: 1-9

Type Of Offense: Multiple
Type Of Defense: 4-4

Best Known Alumni:
Billy West
Bobby Spence
Chet Poblolish
Joe Caminsky
Josten Dear

Player Information
How Many Returning Offensive Players: 11
How Many Returning Defensive Players: 15
How Many Returning Lettermen: 22
Key Returning Players: Jared Moore, Dylan Dokes, Cody Griffith, Ryan Morrow; Nathan Bloom, Zack Merkel, Bobby Myers, Mason Patterson, Tristin Jones, Brandon Mayle, Simeon Smith, Wyatt Cornish, David Crites, Don Ray Mayle, Cody Griffith, Lucas Dickerson. 
Key Players That Graduated:
Eric Banal, Damion Beall, Shawn Tustin, Logan Dehnart
Assistant coaches
Caleb Myers - Offensive-Defensive Tackles
Anthony Barsch - Co-Defensive Coordinator
Chris Heaton - Offensive CoordinatorCraig Cornetti - Offensive/Defensive line

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