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Wahama coach retires in middle of season

Oct. 11, 2013 @ 12:36 AM

MASON, W.Va. — Wahama High School football coach Ed Cromley has retired, various media outlets reported Thursday.

MetroNews confirmed Cromley retired Wednesday and assistant coach Dave Barr was named as the interim head coach.

"The stress placed on me by the school administration in both coaching and teaching is not worth continuing being subjected too," Cromley told MetroNews.

WOWK-TV 13 reported students at the Mason County school said a substitute teacher filled in Wednesday for Cromley's classes.

Wahama won the Class A state championship in 2012 and has a 5-1 record this season. The 11th-rated White Falcons play a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division home game Friday against Federal Hocking.

Cromley, 57, posted a 154-36 record in 19 seasons. His teams made the playoffs 13 times and won three TVC Hocking Division titles, WCHS-TV 8 reported.

Barr, the Wahama football defensive coordinator along with coaching the track and field team, is a former football head coach at Hannan in Mason County and Racine Southern and Wellston in Ohio, the Point Pleasant Register newspaper reported.

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