MARIETTA - 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.
Former Marietta High offensive coordinator Jason Schob, right, has been promoted to head coach. Schob takes over for Adam Eichhorn.
"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 more than 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.
"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."