Thursday, September 16, 2021

Kirtland’s Bob Bell named Coach of the Year

PEPPER PIKE–Kirtland’s Bob Bell on Sunday was named the 2018 Ohio Varsity Coach of the Year.

In his 47th year of coaching, Bell, who received the award during halftime of the 2018 Ohio Varsity Senior Shootout at Ursuline College, guided the Hornets to a perfect 22-0 regular season and a school-record 23 wins. He led Kirtland to its 10th Chagrin Valley Conference title in the last 14 years and also collected a 14th sectional title in his 17 years at the school.

Bell was recently named Ohio’s Division III Coach of the Year.

Steve Hare
Steve Hare is the Chagrin Valley Conference's Sports Information Director. He also created and publishes, an online publication dedicated to providing hyperlocal coverage to area high school athletic programs. Hare began covering high school sports for the Lake County News Herald in 1997. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.

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