An opportunity to return home was simply too much Trent Shaffer to turn down.

A 1994 graduate of West Holmes High School and a member of the first two football teams to make the state playoffs in 1992 and 1993, it was time to go home. Shaffer stepped down as Rittman’s head football coach earlier this week after four years in charge of the program.

His next step looks to be heading back to Millersburg to be an assistant at his alma mater.

“I was moving forward and plugging along,” said Shaffer. “But this was an opportunity to do something that was the right move for me and my family and it was the time to do it.”

Taking the reigns of the Rittman program in 2018, Shaffer’s teams went 10-27, including a 2-7 mark in 2021.

story courtesy of Josh McWilliams at The Daily Record