Replacement search is underway
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.
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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.