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(5-5-17) The job wanted ad below appears on the Ohio High School Athletic Association web site:

Head Varsity Boys Basketball Coach

Fort Recovery Local Schools. Fort Recovery competes in the competitive Midwest Athletic Conference and is located on the Ohio/Indiana border and NW/SW district border. The candidate must complete or have completed all necessary coaching certifications and be able to pass a criminal records check. In addition, the candidate must possess strong communication, organizational and leadership skills. The candidate must take responsibility over the entire basketball program, youth to Varsity, and perform all duties of the head basketball coach. Some duties include but are not limited to: coordinating practices throughout the season and off-season; keeping accurate paperwork; inventory of equipment; skill development; academic support; and work closely with the AD and Principal to fulfill the goals of the athletic program. Interested candidates should email their resumes to Athletic Director, Kurt Rammel at rammelk@fortrecoveryschools.org. Please include a cover letter and references with your resume. The application deadline is Friday, May 12, 2017

Chris Guggenbiller was recently non-renewed by the School Board at Ft. Recovery as the boys head basketball coach.

The reason given for the non-renewal came in an email reply from:

Justin M. Firks, Superintendent, Fort Recovery Local Schools
“All supplemental contracts are non-renewed at the end of each school year. At the end of the year evaluation with Mr. Guggenbiller, the administration and Board of Education decided to go in a different direction with the boys basketball program effective immediately. The position has been posted and the interview process will begin in a timely manner to name the next Head Boys Basketball Coach at Fort Recovery High School.”

In late January an incident occurred at a Ft. Recovery game with Coach Guggenbiller, a player and a player’s dad were all involved. Guggenbiller after the incident happened was suspended for two games, but later would be reinstated in early February.

Guggenbiller did receive a one-year teaching contract at the April Board Meeting.


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Ft. Recovery School Board-April Meeting

Guggenbiller is a 1999 graduate of Fort Recovery, the University of Dayton and was a member of the Indians 1999 State runner-up basketball team.  Before accepting the Ft. Recovery job in the summer of 2014,  Guggenbiller was a teacher and coach (basketball and football) at Vandalia-Butler.

Guggenbiller Record
16-17	6-3	17-8
15-16	6-3	16-7
14-15	2-7	7-16
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