Jason Schob has been promoted from offensive coordinator to head coach of the Marietta High football team, according to an email sent to The Marietta Times from MHS athletic director Rick Guimond Monday.
Schob, 27, takes over for Adam Eichhorn, who coached the Tigers to a 3-17 record the past two seasons (2012-13).
"I'm beyond excited right now," Schob said. "It's a dream-come-true.
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Jason Schob, right, provides instruction to a Tiger player during a practice session last fall. Schob was recently promoted from offensive coordinator to MHS head coach.
"This is my dream job."
A Marietta graduate, Schob's playing resume speaks for itself. As a sophomore, he started at defensive back for the 2002 Marietta team that made the school's only playoff appearance. As the team's quarterback the next two seasons, Schob threw for over 3,600 yards and was named second team All-Ohio as a senior.
Schob then went on to play collegiately at the University of Findlay and the College of Wooster before an injury cut his playing career short. After earning a wellness education degree from Ohio Valley University, Schob began his coaching career as an assistant for Marietta before following his father, Andy, to Warren. After two seasons with the Warriors, Schob returned to Marietta as the team's offensive coordinator under Eichhorn.
Now, he is the head honcho.
"My number one goal is to create quality human beings," Schob said, adding that winning games can play a large role in reaching that objective.
As an offensive-minded coach, Schob said there is still a lot left to be determined before deciding what offensive schemes the Tigers will implement.
"Right now I'm working on putting together the best staff possible," he said. "Once we've put together the best staff possible, we'll look at our kids and figure out what best suits them."
Marietta's football program has experienced a great deal of changeover in recent years. Schob, who becomes the team's sixth head coach since 2007, believes putting a stop to the constant shifting in personnel could lead to success on the field.
"I think the No. 1 key to success is continuity," Schob said.
"Every year there's a new coach, that's a new system the kids have to learn."
Playing in the tough East Central Ohio League, wins have been hard to come by the past few seasons for the Tigers. Marietta has struggled to keep up with powerhouses such as Zanesville, Dover and New Philadelphia, with many of those games getting out of hand by halftime.
Schob is hoping to close the gap.
"The goal for year-one is for every game to be competitive," Schob said. "We'll go from there and hopefully build off of that."
Despite Andy Schob no longer coaching at Warren, Jason Schob said a family reunion at Marietta is unlikely, although he admitted he "tried to make that happen.
"He's very, very happy for me. I will definitely lean on him for advice when I need it."
NOTES: Jason Schob currently teaches health and physical education at Marietta High School. His wife, Brittany, is a third grade teacher at Phillips Elementary School. They reside in Marietta.