McKinley High School Football
2323 17th St NW
Canton, OH 44708
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Position: Head Coach
Canton McKinley football coach Dan Reardon, in his 3rd year at McKinley, has a career record of 96-56 (.632), 3 state championships, and 4 state championship appearances.
 
Reardon started his coaching career in the college ranks as a graduate assistant, first on Jim Tressel's staff at Youngstown State, and then with Cam Cameron at Indiana. He then became an assistant from 1998-2003 at Warren Harding under coaches Gary Barber and Thom McDaniels. Reardon moved on to Youngstown Ursuline in 2004. Posting a record of 72-29 while at Ursuline, Reardon’s teams appeared in four state championship games, winning three straight from 2008-2010.
 
He also coached in a Division I state championship game in 2003 at Warren Harding.
 
A move out west ensued, and Coach Reardon found himself as head coach at Poudre High School, near Fort Collins, Colorado for two years, starting in 2012. Last season, Reardon moved to Wheat Ridge High School, and coached the Farmers to a 6-4 record.
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Position: Defensive Coordinator/ Linebackers

Coach Grimsley returns for his 11th season to the McKinley staff as defensive coordinator for 2017. As an assistant coach at McKinley he was picked to serve as an East - West All-Star Game assistant coach in 2012. Before coaching at McKinley, Josh served as a coach at Souers Middle school in 2005. Notable athletes he has coached include Steve Miller- 2008-2011 (OSU/Carolina Panthers), Se'Von Pittman - 2009- 2012 (OSU/Akron), Tre'Vonte Jackson - 2010-2013 (Toledo, Ashland), Jamal Davis- 2011-2014 (Pitt Panthers)

Josh graduated from McKinley High School where he earned athletic honors such as being a 3-Year Letterwinner in football and baseball, 2002 Team Captain, 1st Team All-County WHBC and Repository, 1st Team All-NE Inland District. Honorable Mention All-Ohio (2002), Don Scott Award (McKinley Football), and Academic Award winner (McKinley Football). He then went on to attend Malone University and Walsh University.

Josh lives in Canton with his wife of 7 years, Tiffany. They have one son, Grant (6). Josh works in the safety and security department for Canton City Schools.

Position: Corners
Position: Defensive Tackles
Position: Offensive Line
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Position: Tight Ends

Coach Henry begins his 7th year on staff at McKinley. Previously, he has served as the Bulldogs quarterbacks coach, freshman head coach, and running backs coach. He also serves on the baseball staff at McKinley. Former athletes he coached include Tyler Foster and Eric Glover-Williams (Ohio State).

Ryan played football at McKinley for Coach Thom McDaniels, where he was a team captain and three year starter at quarterback. He then went on the play for BGSU under coach Gary Blackney and was again a three year starter, as well as runner-up for MVP in the Mid-American Conference.

After graduating from Canton McKinley, Coach Henry attended Bowling Green State University where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in Interpersonal Communication.

Ryan and wife Tammy live in Green with their daughter McKenna (11).

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Position: Linebackers
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Position: Safeties

Coach Hedrick returns for his 4th season as McKinley as defensive backs coach and 7th season over all. Mike served as the head freshman coach from 2004 – 2007. He then was an assistant running backs, wide receivers and defensive backs coach at Canton South from 2008 – 2013. He also serves as the head track coach for the Bulldogs.

Mike played for McKinley, and was a 3-year letterman in football and track. His football accomplishments include winning the Don Scott Award in 1988 and all-county honors in 1988. He was also all-Ohio in track in 1989.

Coach Hedrick, a Canton Township resident, graduated from Kent State with a degree in business administration. He is the parts manager at Kempthorn's, and has one daughter, Taylor (20).

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Position: Defensive Ends

Coach White is in his third year on staff at McKinley. Previously he coached at St. Thomas Aquinas for 7 years where he served as defensive coordinator and strength and conditioning coordinator.

An all-county stand-out at Portsmouth Notre Dame, Matt went on to play at Walsh.

Coach White graduated from Walsh University with a degree in phyical education.

Matt lives in Canton, where he serves as director of day services and transportation, with wife Melanie and their three children: Julianne (9), Eli (7), and Ryan (4).

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Position: Running Backs
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Position: Offensive Line
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Position: Quaterbacks