Ohio Football

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Sizer steps down at Batavia

By Greg Shoemaker | Featured Analyst

Don Sizer confirmed with TriStateFootball.com that he will not return as the head coach at Batavia in 2014. Sizer who teaches at Western Brown High School cited travel constraints and time as the major factors that contributed in his decision. “There are no hard feelings or anything like that” Sizer told TSF. In three years at Batavia he compiled an 18-14 record including an undefeated regular season in 2012 while leading the Bulldogs to their first ever playoff victory that year.

Some thought the move might have been due to Sizer wanting to take the job at his alma mater, Trotwood-Madison when the Rams job opened up this past winter. Sizer told TSF that he didn’t apply for the position. His kids are active in sports and he enjoys life east of Cincinnati so the move wasn’t for him at this time.

Sizer will join Evan Dreyer’s staff as an assistant at Western Brown this fall. Ironically, Dreyer replaced Sizer as the Broncos head coach in 2011. “I will be another set of eyes in the building” says Sizer who has gone 79-54 record in 13 years as a head coach.

Batavia has yet to fill the position but has a list of very qualified candidates to potentially fill the void.

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