Metzler Hangs-Up Football Coaching Whistle at Unioto


It has been rumored since the end of the regular season, but Unioto football coach Jeff Metzler made it official Friday, saying he is stepping down as the Shermans' head coach.


While leading the Unioto football program the past five years, Metzler took the Shermans' to their first-ever post-season playoff games, doing so three straight seasons between 2016-2018. Under his leadership, Unioto was (34-19) overall and (24-11) within the SVC, finishing runner-up in each of those three seasons (2016-2018).


Metzler served as defensive coordinator at both Chillicothe and Unioto, prior to becoming the Shermans' head coach in 2015.


In a press release statement, Metzler says; “Coaching is a full-time job. I have been coaching for 31 years and feel it’s time to hand the reins to the next generation of coaches. I am looking forward to spending more time with family and friends. In closing I would like to thank the Unioto community for the support of not only me, but of our program. I hope they will continue their support in the future. Go Tanks.”


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