The Benjamin Logan School Board unanimously approved the hiring of Paul Jenne as the new football coach for the Benjamin Logan Raiders. Jenne, who will officially assume command of the program on August 1, comes to the district with a wealth of football experience. In his remarks to the board, Superintendent Scheu told the board that Jenne’s credentials are impeccable, but what impressed him the most about the new coach was the character that he builds into the programs that Coach Jenne leads.
In other board action, the board adopted a resolution to authorize membership in the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) for 2023-2024. District Treasurer Jennifer Sudhoff also asked the board to approve a resolution that authorized spending $40,000 on new instruments for the district’s music program. The funds, from a previously awarded ESSER Grant, were received from the federal government to help schools recover from the effects of Covid-19 and are to be spent only on education, safety, or health initiatives.
The board also authorized the purchase of a new scoreboard that will coincide with replacing the football field and track. Activities Director Beau Harmon told the board that it makes better fiscal sense to replace the scoreboard while the field and track are being replaced as opposed to installing it at a later date. With the board authorizing the new scoreboard purchase now, there is time to have the scoreboard built in time for this coming season.
The Benjamin Logan Future Farmers of America chapter received a $3000 check from the Logan County Farm Bureau. The funds will be used to make improvements to a wetlands area on the school property. The money will be used to add walking paths and bridges to help students and visitors access the wetlands area.
The board also approved the addition of several new courses for the 2023-2024 school year. Superintendent Scheu told the board that he received input from all departments and the number of courses that will actually be added is yet to be determined. The courses will be added if there is enough interest shown by students to warrant offering them.
Several overnight trips were also approved including a trip to Orlando, Florida, and a trip to Europe in 2024.
The board also approved a lease agreement with Weekday Religious Education for them to place a trailer on school property.
The school board will next meet on Monday, March 20th at 6:00 PM.
Here is more information on the new Benjamin Logan Head Football Coach Paul Jenne:
- He is leaving the Carson School in the Cincinnati Public School district where he is currently a 5th-grade science teacher.
- He wants to finish his career in the central Ohio area for as long as Benjamin Logan will have him. Jenne shared that the Benjamin Logan community gives him the same hometown feel as the high school he grew up in, Northmor High School, in Galion.
- Jenne and his wife Anne have three adult children and two grandchildren.
Coaching experience for Jenne:
- Assistant Coach at United Local (1987)
- Marysville Offensive Coordinator (’88-’91)
- Jonathan Alder Head Coach (’92-’97)
- Xenia Head Coach (’98-’03)
- Hilliard Darby Head Coach (’04-’07)
- Western Hills Head Coach (’09-’13)
- Norwood Head Coach (’15-’16)
- Indian Hill Offensive Coordinator (’17-’21)
- Cincinnati Elder Tight Ends and Placekickers Coach (’22)