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RHS announces new Varsity Head Football Coach

RHS Announces Randall Kerns as Varsity Head Football Coach

Richmond- At the April 27 School Board Meeting, Richmond Community Schools Board of Trustees approved Randall Kerns as the varsity head football coach. Coach Kerns will serve as a leader of the program both on and off the field while fulfilling his mission: “to help all players reach their maximum potential.” He will also be joining the RCS District as a teacher at RHS.

Coach Kerns grew up near the Richmond area, growing up in West Manchester, Ohio, and graduating from National Trail High School. He attended Earlham College, playing quarterback for the college as he earned both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Kerns earned his undergraduate degree in History in 2009 and earned his Master’s degree in 2010 in Teaching.

Kerns has been a head coach at the varsity level since 2015. He began his head coaching career at his alma mater, National Trail. Kerns was hired as the head coach of Swanton High School in 2017, taking the preseason 6th ranked conference team to the state playoffs with a 7-3 record, finishing 2nd in the conference. He was then hired as the head coach at Fairborn High School, leading the program to their best record in nearly 50 years. Most recently, Kerns served as the head coach at Mountain Crest High School in Hyrum, Utah.

Kerns has a specific vision for the future of the football program at Richmond High School. This is encompassed by “The Four P’s”: fostering a positive experience, creating a player-centered environment, protecting health, and maintaining an excellent public perception. He will join the Richmond Community Schools family once he finishes his current obligation at Mountain Crest. Kerns will be looking for a home near the Richmond area with his fiancé, Brittany, and their first child, which is expected in mid-May.

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