Prep Football Report: Mauk takes coaching job in Missouri

KENTON — Mike Mauk will retire as head football coach and athletic director at Kenton High School after 31 years with the school, according to multiple media sources.
Superintendent Jennifer Penczarski said Mauk’s departure is not a result of board action and the district fully supports Mauk and the contributions he has made during his many years of service.
During his tenure at Kenton, Mauk compiled a 220-117 record. The Wildcats were the Division IV state champions in 2001 and 2002 and Division III runner-up in 2003 and 2011. Mauk will be inducted into the Ohio Football Coaches Hall of Fame this summer.
While Mauk has not officially filed papers, Penczarski said, the administration is aware of his intention to retire at the end of the school year, according to a report from Kenton radio station WKTN..
Penczarski said Mauk had inquired about the possibility of retiring and then being rehired. While Penczarski said the district always considers that for everyone, she said the process to complete it is lengthy and waiting was not in Mauk’s best interest.
WKTN is also reporting from multiple sources that Mauk has already been hired as head football coach at Glendale High School in Springfield, Mo. While calls to the athletic director were not returned to WKTN, a release on the Glendale website confirms that Mauk was named as the new coach.

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