Rich Weiskircher is one of the academic encouragers who monitor the classroom progress of Ohio State student-athletes on a daily basis. A well-respected high school educator and coach, during the 2007-08 school year, Weiskircher served as a program assistant in academics and evaluations for Buckeye football before his retirement from full-time duties.
Highly successful in the prep ranks, Weiskircher served as head football coach at Marysville High School from 1987-2006, posting a 122-80 record with seven playoff appearances and winning Capital Conference coach of the year honors five times. He was head coach at Buckeye Local High School from 1984-86 and was an assistant coach at Martins Ferry (his hometown) from 1974-84. A 1973 graduate of West Virginia University with a bachelor's degree in physical education, health and recreation, he earned three letters playing for Coach Bobby Bowden and the Mountaineers. He earned a master's degree from WVU in 1984.
Weiskircher and his wife, Nancy, have a son, Kyle, a daughter, Shae Sakach, and two grandchildren, Ben and Blake Sakach.
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