Aces select alumnus Chet Saum to lead football program

AMANDA  The hiring committee for the Amanda-Clearcreek Head Football Coach has recommended Chet Saum to be hired, pending approval by the Amanda-Clearcreek Board of Education at an upcoming board meeting.

“We look forward to Chet’s leadership of the Amanda-Clearcreek Aces Football Team. He is deeply connected in the Amanda-Clearcreek community and will bring great enthusiasm to this role and Amanda-Clearcreek Athletics,” said Dr. Timothy Edwards, Superintendent of Amanda-Clearcreek Local Schools. “On behalf of the district, I would like to thank the seven members of the hiring committee for their time and collaboration to determine their recommendation for Aces Football.”

Saum graduated with a bachelor of science in sustainable plant systems from The Ohio State University in 2016. He is a 2012 graduate of Amanda-Clearcreek High School, where he was a three-year varsity letterman in football and track. He currently works for his family-owned operation, Saum Farms.

“Chet lives, works, and is an active member of our local community and school district,” said Jamie Justus, Amanda-Clearcreek Athletic Director. “His strong ties to our community and his passion and genuine pride for Amanda-Clearcreek will be impactful as he coaches our football team and interacts with current, former and future Aces.”

Saum coached under former Amanda-Clearcreek Football Coach Scott Hinton from 2014 to 2016. During that time, he was the team’s receiver’s coach and the JV offensive coordinator, where he focused on depth charts and player rotations. In addition to his career and coaching experience, it was Saum’s long-time involvement in the local community and school district that made him an exceptional candidate for this position. 

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