From the Milford Schools Facebook page – thanks to Meg Krsacok for a great article! If you have not found the District on Facebook yet, check out the page. Also, my school board Facebook page is here.
[Last Thursday], Milford’s Board of Education unanimously approved Tom Grippa as the next head coach of the Eagles’ football program. In addition to his coaching duties, Grippa will be a physical education teacher in the Milford Junior High School beginning in the 2017-18 school year.
“We are ecstatic to be able to bring in a coach of Tom Grippa’s stature to lead our football program,” Milford Director of Athletics Mark Trout said. “Coach Grippa has a proven track record of success in building winning programs at some of the top schools in the city and we are confident he will continue that success at Milford. He is the right coach at the right time to lead our football team going forward.”
Grippa will join the Eagles from the college ranks where he has been serving as the offensive coordinator at Mount St. Joseph College since 2013. Prior to his arrival at The Mount, Grippa has enjoyed stellar results during head coaching stops at Elder, Fairfield and LaSalle High Schools. Overall, he has 26 years of experience as a prep head football coach.
“Most guys my age would be ready to sail off into the sunset. I still have a lot of energy and fire. I am here to change the culture and hearts and minds of our kids. I expect the kids to give 100 percent, 100 percent of the time,” Grippa said to the Board at the meeting. “I promise we are going to win.”
Coach Grippa has been recognized for his success numerous times during his career, earning conference coach of the year six times, district coach of the year twice and Cincinnati Enquirer Coach of the Year in 1996. In all, Grippa has coach three high school All-Americans, four players that were named Ohio’s Player of the Year and 39 individuals that have received Division I football scholarships.
Welcome to the Flock, Coach Grippa! #MilfordSoars