Griffin Will Not Return As Lima Sr. Football Coach
Toledo Central Catholic, St. Francis, St. Johns, and Whitmer, plus Findlay.Lot of talent Over the last couple years and not many wins to show for it. Not saying it’s his fault as I have no insight into the program but they should be winning more games.
For Lima Senior’s sake, yes. Lima Senior always has talent to be a perennial playoff team in D2. I would go out on a limb and say they have the most pure talent in the TRAC. I watched Lima Senior week one against LCC and I have watched all three of Trotwood’s football games. I mean it when I say Lima Senior has just as good of athletes as Trotwood if not better. However there are two factors that lead to them never having elite football teams. One of those is coaching. Coach Fell brought them the closest to being an elite team, and he isn’t some great coach. Coach Griffin really didn’t do much for them, like someone else said in this post his teams were undisciplined and sloppy. They should have blown the brakes off of LCC but they weren’t disciplined to read LCC’s wishbone offense. The second factor is that Lima Senior is located in the city of Lima. Anyone who has lived in that town knows it is a tough town. It is really like a mini Toledo. Kids would rather be on the streets than playing sports, and kids don’t focus on football like they do in other towns.I've said this before but I still think Lima senior should be in a league with Piqua, Sidney, Troy, Etc.
I remember the 49-48 loss to Central. I left the game when Lima was up 48-21. Central somehow came back and won 49-48. Same thing happened the next year.It has been a struggle for Lima Sr. and every other team in the TRAC vs Central and Whitmer. They are right around .500 vs the rest of the TRAC.
'16 4-3 Central 35 Lima Sr. 34 Whitmer 42 Lima Sr 35
'15 5-2 Central 49 Lima Sr. 48 Whitmer 49 Lima Sr 33
Vs each team in the league
St. Francis 4-5
St. Johns 3-6
A bit of trivia : Former Ohio State Quarterback, Joe Germain was a three sport star at Mountain View HS back in the 90's.He has been the head coach at Mountain View HS in Mesa, AZ since 2016. I believe he moved there for family.
I agree with that. I’m not sure if any of the coaches in this area would be able to have the success at Lima Senior as they do at their current schools, including Goodwin, Otten or Moyer.Lima Sr. has the talent to compete with anyone, I give Lima Sr. credit to move on from someone with a name as popular as Griffin. Griffin may have got the job done in the class room but it still comes down to W's at any level. I do think it would be tough to coach at a public city school, disciplinarian but not overly so. Doubt if someone like Tim Goodwin would succeed at Lima Sr.
I can't see him wanting to leave other then 4 year at college he as be at DSJ. Plus not sure how well he would relate to kids from such a different background.What about Delphos St John’s coach? I would think he would be smart enough to get off a sinking ship...
I think Mike Fell ran the same offense he ran at D6 Ada and I believe D6 LCC scored about as much as anyone did on them this year. The talent gap between Lima Senior and LCC is astronomical and LCC had every chance to beat them. LCC was also eliminated in the first round of the playoffs so it wasn’t like it was a D6 powerhouse going toe to toe with them.I think the level of sophistication at upper-end small school football programs would surprise you.