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Kuntz leaves after 8 years

STRUTHERS — Curt Kuntz is leaving the high school football ranks after leading Struthers for the past eight years, and he appears headed to the NFL.

Kuntz resigned on Monday, according to a news release issued by Struthers City School District.

The Miami Herald reported that Kuntz has been offered a job as the Miami Dolphins defensive backs coach.

“We would like to thank Coach Kuntz for his dedication and commitment to our football program the last 8 years,” said Pete Pirone Jr., Struthers City Schools Superintendent, in the release. “Curt has done a tremendous job leading our student-athletes on and off the field. Coach Kuntz has re-instilled in our team what it means to be a Wildcat football player.”

In eight years at Struthers, Kuntz recorded a 53-31 record, won a league title and led the Wildcats to four playoff appearances, including three times in the past four seasons.

This past year, Struthers was 6-4 in the regular season, reached the playoffs and lost to Poland in the first round. His 53 wins rank him among the top four winningest coaches at Struthers, joining Bob Commings, Pete Pirone Sr. and Gary Zetts.

The press release said the school is searching for a new head coach.

Qualified coaching candidates interested in applying for the position can send their resume and cover letter to Pirone at 99 Euclid Avenue, Struthers, OH 44471.

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