This week our 1590 WAKR G&G Fitness Coach of the Week is Dave Mariola, the new wrestling coach at Walsh Jesuit high school.

Mariola comes to Walsh Jesuit from Barberton High School.

 Dave says it was a tough decision to make.

"It was a real emotional decision, three months no sleep," he says. "The people at Walsh said they needed the program to be built up, they contacted me, and little by little, I made the decision to go there."

Mariola will still teach at Barberton. 

Stay tuned for next week's 1590 WAKR G&G Fitness Coach of the Week! 

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This week our 1590 WAKR G&G Fitness Coach of the Week is Kenny Linn of Tallmadge.

 Linn has coached the Blue Devils for the last 21 seasons. He says he encourages his kids to play multiple sports.

"I truly have worked with great coaches in the other sports here at Tallmadge, and we have no problem sharing the athletes," he said. 

Stay tuned next week for our 1590 WAKR G&G Fitness Coach of the Week! 

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Friday, 29 March 2019 16:40

G&G Fitness Coach of the Week Mike Dies

This week our G&G Fitness Coach of the Week is Mike Dies, co-head coach of the Firestone Falcons and President of the West Akron Baseball & Softball League. 

 Dies says that coaching is truly a labor of love for him. 

"It is, I grew up in family where we always helped kids and we enjoyed it," he said.

The WABL organization has over 700 kids in both baseball and softball and has a board of 26 members. 

Stay tuned next week for our announcement of the G&G Fitness Coach of the Week! 

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This week our G&G Fitness Coach of the Week is none other than Fred Thomas, the former coach at Malone University. He is now a volunteer assistant at the University of Mount Union, helping with the offensive line.

 Coach Thomas said it's been an interesting road to get to Alliance and coach alongside Vince Kehres, but he says he's been fortunate to land with such a prestigious program.

 "It's been a blessing," Coach Thomas said. "The players have been great to me, the coaches have been great to me."

 The Purple Raiders start spring football in a week and a half. 

 For the video of Coach Thomas in the studio, click here. https://www.facebook.com/1590WAKRAkron/videos/1007896886086642/

 

 

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Friday, 15 February 2019 15:53

G&G Fitness Coach of the Week Yontami Jones

This week our 1590 WAKR G&G Fitness Coach of the Week is Yontami Jones, the girls' basketball coach of Kenmore Garfield Golden Rams.

 The Lady Rams won the 2018-19 City Series title.

She says that her team fought through some adversity earlier in the season, but perservered and came through. 

Stay tuned for next week's Coach of the Week! 

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Friday, 08 February 2019 15:56

G&G Fitness Coach of the Week Jake Parsons

Jake Parsons, the new head coach of the Copley Indians is this week's G&G Fitness Coach of the Week.

He says Copley is one of the premier jobs in Summit County.

"They have great facilities, and great kids, it's a great area,  and I'm just excited to be a part of it," he said. 

Stay tuned for next week's Coach of the Week during the Sam and Brad Show! 

 

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