Cleveland Central Catholic High School coach receives honor

(Plain Press, December 2004) Cleveland Central Catholic High School is proud to announce Coach Mark Kobylinski, (affectionately known to his colleagues and students as “Coach Koby”) has been named “Coach of the Year” in the 2004 Associated Press All-Northeast Lakes District (Division 5).

Coach Koby has been coaching at Cleveland Central Catholic for six years and has held the position of Head Football Coach for two years. He has been a member of the faculty at Cleveland Central Catholic for five years.

When congratulated on the award Coach Koby replied “Even though this is an individual award, credit should go to the assistant coaches and players - it is as much their award as it is mine.”

Among the accomplishments under Coach Koby this season, the CCCHS “Ironmen” finished second in their East Suburban Conference and were named the Plain Dealer “Team of the Week” three times. The defense caused a record setting 10 turnovers in one game and in each of the 6 wins held the opposing offense to under 250 yards. The “Ironmen” offense also had a record setting season with the longest touchdown pass of 94 yards and over 3000 total yards in the season. Nine players made first or second team in All League selections. Quarterback Andre Nash (’05) was named Plain Dealer “Player of the Week” in week 10 of the season. The “ Ironmen” finished the season 6-4.

Coach Koby, who attended Benedictine High School and Mt. Union College, says the positive influences in his life have been his parents and his coaches. He hopes to pass that positive attitude on to the student athletes at Cleveland Central Catholic High School.

Coach Koby resides in Garfield Heights with his wife, Nicole, and son Nickolaus. They are expecting their second child in ­­­June.


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