New LHS varsity football coach named
The Loveland City School District has announced the administration will recommend Fred Cranford for employment as the new Loveland High School (LHS) varsity football coach at the Board of Education Meeting Tuesday, May 7. Cranford, a 15-year veteran teacher with the Bishop Fenwick High School, brings 14 years coaching experience to Loveland.
“Mr. Cranford brings true passion for student athlete development to the district,” said Chris Kloesz, LHS principal. “We know he will continue to grow the Loveland football program in a very positive and successful direction and he will be a distinguished addition to the already outstanding Loveland High School staff. Mr. Cranford is a tremendous addition to the Tiger family.”
Cranford earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education, health and sport management from Otterbein College in 1997; he earned a master’s degree in educational administration from Xavier University in 2005. Cranford has served the students at Bishop Fenwick High School the past 15 years as a physical education teacher. His coaching experience includes defensive coordinator (1999-2005) and head varsity football coach (2006-present) at Bishop Fenwick High School.
“My family and I are extremely honored to be a part of the Loveland City School District,” said Cranford. “As head football coach, I am excited to be a part of a very supportive community that cares so much about the students of Loveland. It is my goal that we will work very hard together to take our football program to the next level. I am excited to be a Tiger and cannot wait to begin to build relationships with the players and coaches at Loveland!”
Cranford replaces Coach Andrew Marlatt, who accepted the position of special team coordinator at Miami University – a division one college football program.