Ohio Football

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Batavia Hires Alum Corrill

By Steve Daugherty | SBAAC Contributor

It took a while but Batavia finally named one of their own, Caleb Corrill to lead the program. Corrill replaces Don Sizer who went 18-14 in three years including an undefeated regular season and the school's first playoff win in 2012. Sizer, a teacher at Western Brown cited time constraints and family for his amicable split with Batavia.

Corrill will be one of the area's youngest head coaches. In 2007 he was named the SBAAC National Player of the Year for the Bulldogs. He finished his career as a three-time All-SBAAC selection and played in the SWOFCA East/West All-Star game. He still holds numerous passing records at the Batavial. He went on to sign with Georgetown (KY) College before finishing up at Thomas More College.

Corrill has been an assistant at Batavia for the past four years. "It is definitely interesting to be awarded the coaching position at such a young age and without coordinating experience, but my time around this program has certainly given me a vantage point unlike many others. I look forward to the opportunity and understanding the challenges that will come with it."

He's figured out early a big lesson early on and that is to surround himself with good people. Corrill brought in former Clermont Northeastern head coach Jason Conley to be the Bulldogs defensive coordinator.

The choice of Corrill was a "no-brainer" for the district. He's young, bright, loyal, loves the community and will do anything for those kids. The Bulldogs wont miss a beat, he's been around those kids since they were little. They love him and will play their butts off for him. Having quarterback KeShawn Foley coming back doesn't hurt either. Look for the Bulldogs to run the spread with Foley running around making plays.

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