“I’m looking for the best” – Mark Assion hired to take over East football

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Mark Assion has been officially hired as the new head football coach at East High School.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Mark Assion has been officially hired as the new head football coach at East High School.

Assion is the former head coach at Jackson-Milton High School and served on Coach Chris Amill’s staff at Chaney the past two seasons.

“We’re looking forward to a great 2021 Golden Bears football season with Coach Assion at the helm,” Youngstown City School District CEO Justin Jennings said. “He brings a lot of leadership and experience and I know our scholar-athletes will learn a lot from him.”

Assion, who served for nine years as the Blue Jays head coach, leading the team to the OHSAA playoffs during his last two seasons.

“I want to add a little bit of structure and discipline,” said Assion. “I think we will be in the spread trying to take advantage of our athletes in space. Defensively, we’re going to play a little bit more aggressively, probably in the 3-3 stack. I am looking forward to putting my fingerprint on this program, developing athletes and making relationships happen. I’m looking for the best.”

The Cardinal Mooney High School graduate earned his bachelor’s degree from John Carroll University and a master of science in educational administration from Youngstown State University.

Watch the video above to hear the complete interview with Assion.

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