Mark Iammarino, head football coach of Chagrin Falls High School, has decided to retire as the head coach of the Tigers after 26 years. Coach Iammarino will leave the program being the all-time leader in wins. Only Head Coach John Piai coached more seasons than Iammarino (29).
Coach Iammarino compiled a record of 185-101 and won the conference championship eight times. Under Iammarino, the team made the OHSAA playoffs seven times, reaching the state title game twice in 2009 and again in 2010. Coach Iammarino has been named Coach of the Year numerous times. Along with having terrific teams on the field, he also helped coach multiple all academic teams recognized by the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association. He has coached high school and middle school girls basketball, and high school track and field at Chagrin Falls.
“Coach Iammarino has been such a tremendous coach for the Tigers,” said Athletic Director Charlie Barch, Chagrin Falls Schools. “When I began in 2010, I was excited to work with coach Iammarino. The team just got to the state championship game the previous year and I was excited to see how his program ran. He was nothing but helpful and always open to suggestions. His retirement is a big loss for us, and whoever takes over has huge shoes to fill. He was very supportive of all the teams and we appreciate all the time he has spent with our student-athletes.”