Coach Mark Iammarino becomes CFHS Winningest Coach


On Saturday, September 14, Coach Mark Iammarino led the football team to victory for his record breaking 176th win. With a 9-7 victory over the Woodridge Bulldogs, the Tigers secured their first win of the season, improving to 1-2.

It certainly is an honor because I have so much respect for Coach Paia, but really I’m just happy for our players because they have worked very hard this year,” said Coach Iammarino. 

In his 25th season as head coach, Coach Iammarino passed CFHS Athletic Hall of Famer John Paia as winningest head football coach in school history.

After the historic victory, Coach Iammarino remains focused on the season to come.

Hopefully this gives us some momentum as we go forward into CVC play. We have a long way to go and a lot of work to do so we must keep on working hard,” Coach Iammarino said.

Coach Iammarino keeps the Tigers humble and motivated as they look into CVC play.

Coach Iammarino wouldn’t have been able to do it without the help of assistant coach John Scott over the last 21 seasons.

We have had some tremendous games over the years: the 2001 Playoff win at home vs Wickliffe, 2005 overtime win at West G, 2008 playoff win at Youngstown Liberty, 2009 at West G for Coach’s 100th win, 2009 State semi-finals win over Ottawa Glandorf, 2011 OT win at Aurora, 2011 Regional Final win over Akron St. Vincent – St. Mary, 2012 home win against Aurora, 2018 shutout of West G 31-0,” said Coach Scott. Coach Scott reminisces on all these standout wins over the last 176.

Even though Coach Scott remembers Coach I’s victories, he still has goals left to complete this season.

“[We need to] grow better as a team each week, compete to win the CVC title, and play week 11 by returning to the OHSAA playoffs in November. Our goals are team, CVC, [and] November and they are all still out there for us to achieve.” said Coach Scott.

The Tigers have a good chance to compete for the playoffs, as they have five games left with four of them being home.

Senior Captain Will O’Brien expects the Tigers to capitalize after Coach I’s honorable win.

“It’s an honor to play under such a respected and victorious coach.  His distinction has inspired us to play up to his expectations” said Will O’Brien.