The Teacher Coach with T.K. Griffith and Scott Matthew Callaghan

Coach Ralph Orsini: Man of integrity, goodness and faith devotes his life to Hoban's core values

August 01, 2020 Timothy Griffith
The Teacher Coach with T.K. Griffith and Scott Matthew Callaghan
Coach Ralph Orsini: Man of integrity, goodness and faith devotes his life to Hoban's core values
Show Notes

Ralph Orsini, who has won more games on the grid iron sidelines at Hoban than any coach in school history, will rejoin the Knights this fall as an assistant with now head coach Tim Tyrrell. Ralph's coaching style was forged in Mingo Junction, OH--near Steubenville-- where a slew of teachers and coaches taught him the values he holds dear.  A college football career with great mentors at Youngstown State University persuaded him to study history and education.  He started his teaching and coaching career at Centerburg High in central Ohio and then went to Cardinal Stritch to be a head coach for the first time.  The lessons learned there allowed him to eventually take over for Mo Tipton at Hoban and serve as head coach for well over 20 seasons.  The Knights beat their rivals an unprecedented nine times in a row and went to the state final four twice under Orsini's tutelage. More importantly, Ralph's calm and fatherly demeanor gave his players and assistants space to lead, learn and grow under his goodness and knowledge. He has never changed his faith-filled demeanor and integrity, and his own children [who all played varsity sports at Hoban] still bleed blue and gold and channel their's Dad's values in their own lives.  His wife Kathy also teaches and has coached several varsity basketball teams in her own career. They reside near Massillon, Ohio.

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