Former Ellet football coach Joe Yost joined Sam and Brad to talk about his retirement from the sidelines after 38 years.


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A fixture at Ellet High School for nearly four decades, Joe Yost has decided to call it a career. Yost called into the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about his long tenure with the Orangemen, which included 23 winning seasons and a collection of shared and outright City Series titles. Why retire now? “I just thought it was the right time,” says Yost.

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After 38 seasons as the head coach of the Ellet Orangemen football team, Joe Yost resigned from his position Friday morning.

Athletic Director of the Akron Public Schools, Joe Vassalotti joined the Sam and Brad Show on Friday to talk about his legacy for the Ellet community and how he impacted the lives of many young people.

Vassalotti coached against Yost during his own coaching journey.  He said when people think Ellet, and especially Ellet football, you think Joe Yost.


Yost won 234 games as the Ellet head football coach and accumulated many other accolades throughout his coaching career including multiple City Series Championships.

Vassalotti said Yost plans on taking some time to himself and still being active in the Ellet community.

Joe Yost could not be reached for comment.

The full interview can be heard here.


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Wednesday, 12 October 2016 17:43

AUDIO Ellet Prepared For Buchtel Week 8

The Ellet Orangemen are prepared to avenge last week's loss to the East Dragons, and they will be facing off against Ricky Powers and the Buchtel Griffins.

Joe Yost, the head coach of the Orangemen, spoke with Sam Bourquin on Wednesday to talk about his ballclub.


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The Ellet Orangemen are undefeated heading into their game with the East Dragons and head coach Marques Hayes.

Longtime Ellet head coach Joe Yost joined Sam Bourquin Wednesday to talk about his team, including his offense led by seniors Garrett Haverstick and Marquise Bridges.


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Week 2 of the high school football season is underway and two neighboring communities will be squaring off on the gridiron. 

Ellet and Tallmadge will meet on the football field with 1-0 records and will be looking to start the season with two wins. 
Joe Yost of Ellet joined Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell as they were live from DeVitis Italian Market. 
Alan Vanderink, first year head coach of Tallmadge also joined in to talk about his club heading into the game.
The first-year head man of the Blue Devils says building a family atmosphere around the football program is one of the keys to success for his program.

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Monday, 15 August 2016 18:20

MULTIMEDIA Camp Days: Ellet Orangemen

The Ellet Orangemen will be ready to contend for the City Series Title in 2016, balancing toughness and competitiveness on the gridiron.

Longtime coach of the Orangemen, Joe Yost joined Brad Russell on City Series Media Day last week to talk about his team and their makeup heading into the season.


 Yost, who has been patrolling the sidelines at Ellet for 38 years, says the most rewarding part of his job is the relationships he's bulit over the course of his time teaching and coaching.

"It's been the thrill of my life and a great privlege in my life to spend quality time with so many great people," Yost said. 

Yost will have a solid amount of returning talent of of last year's 6-4 team including Marquise Bridges and Garret Haverstic, amongst others.

He says the team has been made aware of being good stewards in the community, and that being a role model for the young kids in Ellet and Akron as a whole is something to take seriously.

"They have that responsibility," he says.

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