‘It’s just time’ in decision to resign as Dragons football coach

Nov. 17—From the time he was in grade school, football has been a huge part of life for Buzz Edwards.

He played at Eastlake North High School, then later for legendary college coach Larry Kehres at Mount Union and coached in Virginia, Oklahoma, and most recently, Lakeside High School.

After six years at the helm of the Dragons, though, Edwards has decided to at least temporarily step away from the game.

He submitted his resignation as Lakeside football coach last Friday.

“It’s just time,” Edwards said of the reason behind why he is leaving. “Family, you know. I have three

kids in diapers and that’s a lot.

“It’s been a lot on my wife. It was a difficult decision. It’s hard to step away from something that you worked so hard at and have invested so much time into.”

In six years, Lakeside

players probably never dreamt they’d see their

coach walk away from a challenge.

When he and his wife, Alyssa celebrated the birth of twins on June 26, prioritizing the role of father over coach was not as much a challenge as it was a conviction he could not ignore.

“My family takes precedence,” he said. “Something I’ve always talked to my kids about … faith, family and your job as a coach or player. Right now, I’m spreading myself too thin.”

In six years with the Dragons, Edwards compiled a record 21-40, including a 15-15 mark over the past three years.

His best season was in 2021 when Lakeside went 6-4 and made the postseason for for a second straight season.

In the 2020 coronavirus-impacted season, all teams made the playoffs if they chose to play.

“We had the top-six offenses in school history during my tenure in both total yards and points scored” Edwards said. “We have had the four out of the top-five defenses in school history during my tenure in total yards allowed and points given up.”

As a coach, Edwards preached playing fast, physical…


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Author : Star Beacon, Ashtabula, Ohio

Publish date : 2023-11-17 14:17:00

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