I’d like to personally congratulate Ben Rahrig who was appointed last night to serve as the next Varsity Football coach at Delphos Jefferson Senior High School.
He was the unanimous choice of the Delphos school board.
Ben is a 1,994 Jefferson graduate who teaches 6th graders in the Jefferson Middle school. He played football while in high school, has spent several years serving as a football assistant, and most recently as Junior Varsity coach for his Alma Mater for the past 2 seasons.
Rahrig told board members last night that he played for former coach Jim Morris and thought Morris was a great roll model for him and that he hoped to be the same for the players he coaches.
I hope he finds success both on the field, and reaching his roll model goals. I do know that he faces some difficult challenges at a time when I wonder why anyone would want to be a coach of any sport anywhere.
Coaching may be the the least appreciated job in any school system these days.
That’s the way I see it.