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Mark Assion named new East High School football coach

The former Jackson-Milton High School coach was twice recognized as coach of the year by the Mahoning Valley Coaches Association.
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YOUNGSTOWN — A Mahoning Valley football veteran joins the Youngstown City School District as the new East High School football coach.

CEO Justin Jennings approved the hiring of Mark Assion, former Jackson-Milton High School coach, to lead the Golden Bears for the 2021 season.

“We’re looking forward to a great 2021 Golden Bears football season with coach Assion at the helm,” Jennings said in a news release. “He brings a lot of leadership and experience, and I know our scholar-athletes will learn a lot from him.”

Assion served for nine years as the Blue Jays head coach, leading the team to the OHSAA playoffs during his past two seasons. He also was twice recognized as coach of the year by the Mahoning Valley Coaches Association.

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