EATON — The Eaton High School Athletic Department is planning to recognize former varsity football head coach Ron Neanen at halftime of the Eagles’ varsity football game against Talawanda High School on Friday, Sept. 11. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at the Eaton Community Schools Athletic Complex.
Coach Neanen led the Eagles for 27 years, earning over 190 career victories. During his tenure, the Eagles won seven league championships and made seven appearances in the OHSAA playoffs. In 2010, the Eagles reached the OHSAA regional finals after finishing the regular season with a perfect 10-0 record (12-1 overall.)
Coach Neanen retired this past March as the “winningest” coach in the history of Preble County.
“Coach Neanen’s contributions to our school and community transcend well beyond the football field. Both as an educator and as a coach, the impact he has had on the students that have walked through the halls of Eaton High School over the past 27 years is off the charts. This is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to Coach Neanen for all of the wonderful contributions he has made to our school and community,” explained Eaton High School Athletic Director Eric Silverman.
Admission is $6 and the gates to the stadium will open at 5:30 p.m.