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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Newport Catholic Head Football Coach to Step Down

Replacement search is underway 

NCC Coach Dan Wagner announced his decision to step down as head coach of the football program.  

Wagner, a 1978 graduate of Newport Catholic began his coaching career at Newport Catholic in 1980 and was the Defensive Coordinator for the Thoroughbreds prior to becoming Head Coach in 2013.

He took over for former head coach, Eddie Eviston, who is now at Covington Catholic.

RELATED: NCC Promotes Wagner to head coach. 

NCC Principal Ron Dawn was quoted as saying, “Dan has been a long time coach for many years and we appreciate and thank him for his commitment to NCC and dedication to our student athletes.  As he pursues other opportunities we know his love for and service to the NewCath community will continue.”  

After meeting with his current players on Wednesday afternoon and announcing his resignation, Coach Wagner said, "I value my many years of coaching at NCC and having had the privilege to work with so many fine young men.  My heart will always be here yet it is time to step aside and pursue other interests.  I believe the great tradition that is Newport Central Catholic football will continue for years to come.”

He added, “There certainly is a lot of talent among the players, and I wish them all the best now and with their future.”  

The process of hiring a new football coach is underway.

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