(4-28-21) Fairview’s new head football coach, Phil Mauro, is well traveled over his career…as well as being quite successful.

On June 12, 2020 Piedmont (NC) HS announced that Mauro would be the school’s new head football coach. Today it was announced that he would be leaving and moving back to Ohio to become the new football coach at Fairview.

In his one season in North Carolina at Piedmont the Panthers went 1-5 in a pandemic shorten season.

You Tube Video after taking Piedmont job

Mauro’s head coaching career began in 1982 in Texas and over that time he went 188-122, including a record of 7-3 at New Philadelphia in 1994. His teams posted a 76-44 ledger in 11 seasons at Jackson, where the Polar Bears claimed three Federal League titles and posted their first playoff win in 2004.

Mauro’s first head coaching position was in 1982 at the Texas School for the Deaf in Austin, Texas, posting a record 6-4 and earning his first Coach of the Year honor.

The majority of his coaching experience has been in Ohio…from 1986-87, Mauro led St. Francis DeSales (Columbus) to a 19-1 record winning the Central Catholic League Championship in both seasons. The team also appeared in the 1987 state playoffs and Mauro was named coach of the year in 86 and 87.

Mauro spent two seasons (1988-89) at Lancaster High School, directing the team to a 15-5 mark and the school’s first playoff appearance and victory in 1989.

Mauro served as New Philadelphia’s athletic director from 1993-95 and as their football coach in 1993-94, posting a record of 9-11 and earning Coach of the Year honors in 1994.

After leaving Jackson in 2006, Mauro coached at Edgewood, Bloom Carroll and spent two stints as the head coach at Canal Winchester.

Under Mauro’s direction, Canal Winchester won two MSL-Buckeye Division championships and appeared in the OHSAA playoffs in four straight seasons, 2007-2010. Mauro was named Ohio Coach of the Year in 2007 and MSL Coach of the Year in 2007 and 2010. Canal Winchester posted a record of 41-29 during his tenure with the program.

Mauro received the Ohio Coach of the Year from the AP in 2007.

He left Carrollton, his last job, before heading south, where he coached the team from 2017-to-2018. Mauro posted a 3-7 record in his first season and 5-5 in year two at Carrollton.

Mauro replaces Doug Rakes, who leaves after eight seasons, who led the Apaches to a 10-1 season before losing to Columbus Grove in the playoffs 42-21.