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Lynn Groll catches up with Doug Rakes, who recently stepped down from his post as headman at Fairview
Podcast episode No. 47: Great conversation with former OHSAA Executive Director Jerry Snodgrass. He touches on his departure from the OHSAA and his career serving athletics and students in Ohio.
SHERWOOD – After spending the last 27 years involved with Fairview football as a player and a coach, Doug Rakes is stepping away from the gridiron for the first time since before his junior high days.
Rakes, who spent the last eight seasons as headman of the Fairview varsity program, resigned Wednesday.
Along with two years as a junior high player and then as a standout for the great Bob Olwin varsity teams of the late 90s at Fairview, Rakes joined Olwin’s coaching staff after graduating in 1999 and later served on Dave Robinson’s staff.
Rakes then took over the helm of the program in 2013.
His resignation will be given to the Central Local Schools Board of Education at next month’s meeting.
Episode 46 Black Swamp Football Podcast with Leslie High School (Mich.) head football coach/AD Greg Pscodna, who is the former head football coach at Defiance College (1996-02).
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Lynn Groll has been covering football in “The Black Swamp” area since 2002 and his enthusiasm for football in the area is second to none.