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Reports: La Salle football coach resigns to take job in Massillon

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The Lancers take the field before their state championship victory during the 2014 season. (Courtesy Photo)
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Just months after leading La Salle High School to the first state football championship in school history, Nate Moore has resigned his position as Lancers’ head coach.

The resignation, effective Jan. 25, was confirmed via press release from the school late Monday morning.

According to the Canton Repository, Moore will become the 27th head coach of the famed Massillon Tigers football program. The school board meets tonight and a press conference is scheduled for Wednesday at 8 p.m.

Moore led La Salle to a 14-1 record this season and its first-ever playoff victories. He went 17-8 in two seasons leading the Lancers. Moore’s career record as a head coach is 42-21 (Minster and La Salle) and his playoff record is 10-3.

“We wish coach Moore and his family success on their move to Northeast Ohio,” said Tom Luebbe, Principal at La Salle High School, in the release. “Our student-athletes in all sports play in arguably the toughest league in the country. Our football program competed at the highest level during the 2014 season achieving a state championship and a No. 6 national ranking out of more than 16,000 teams. We look forward to continued success and excellence in our football program.”

The release said that Lancers athletic director Dan Flynn has already begun the search for a new head coach.

“I want to thank La Salle High School for the honor and privilege of being the head football coach for these past two years,” Moore said in the release. “I also want to thank the student athletes, families, coaches, staff, and alumni that have made these last two years such a great experience. I wish La Salle nothing but the best.”

Posted Jan. 26, 2015

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