EYEWITNESS SPORTSWahama's Cromley Steps Down
from Eyewitness News Online
Reported by: Mark Martin
Videographer: A.J. Good
October 10, 2013
Ed Cromley, the head football coach at Wahama High School for the past 19 years, has stepped down at the helm of the White Falcons.
The 57-year-old Cromley has turned the school, located along the banks of the Ohio River in Mason County, into a Class A power the last few years. Wahama won the Class A title last season knocking off Weirton Madonna in overtime at Wheeling Island Stadium.
Wahama has been a playoff regular the past several years and also competed for the championship in 2010. The White Falcon program under Cromley's guidance also had two other final four appearances.
This year's Wahama team is off to a 5-1 start and stands at No. 11 in the latest Class A ratings.
Cromley told Eyewitness News that it was his plan to retire at the end of the season, but the stress of his coaching and teaching duties weighed in on the decision to do it now. He also stepped down as a math teacher at the school.
Cromley had an overall record of 154-36 in his 19 seasons leading the program. He led 13 teams to the postseason and won three Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division titles.
Longtime assistant Dave Barr has been tabbed as the school's interim head coach. Barr's career includes head coaching stints at both Roane County High and Hannan High.
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