Pete Hollon Announces Retirement at Paint Valley


Paint Valley Football Coach and Athletic Director Pete Hollon has decided something he says he's been contemplating the last few years, and that is to retire. Hollon confirmed his decision to iHeart Media Sports Director Mike Smith, Thursday.

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Hollon led the Bearcats' football program for 24 years, but has been a coach for 36 years. He said it was time to "spend more time with his grandkids".

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Pete Hollon had a career won-loss football record of (154-95-1), won 7 SVC titles and took 8 teams to the post-season, with one of those teams gaining a regional runner-up finish. Hollon also had the honor of being "Ohio Coach of the Year that same season. Hollon was SVC "Coach of the Year"- 4 times and is a member of the Paint Valley Athletic Hall of Fame.

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While Hollon is best-known for his success on the grid iron, he also led three Paint Valley girls basketball teams to SVC titles in the mid 1990's.

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Pete Hollon becomes the third SVC football coach to step-down from their position following the 2019 season. Jeff Metzler of Unioto and Evan Gallaugher at Southeastern made similar decisions over the past few weeks.


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