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Oak Hills and head football coach Kyle Prosser mutually agree to part ways

Posted: 6:39 AM, Nov 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-07 07:16:12-05
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GREEN TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Oak Hills football coach Kyle Prosser and the school district have mutually decided that he will leave his football coaching position but continue as an assistant athletic director, according to Oak Hills athletic director Ben Hageman.

Prosser, a 2004 Oak Hills graduate, was the Highlanders coach since 2016. Oak Hills was 0-10 this past season.

"Over his four years as head coach Kyle Prosser has brought energy, heart and dedication to the Oak Hills football program," Hageman said in a statement. "He has showed the utmost respect and concern for his players and unquestioned loyalty to the school district and community."

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Prosser told WCPO this past summer the Oak Hills program and community has been a significant part of his life.

"It's meant everything," Prosser told WCPO in August. "Coming up like I said I was a St. Dominic (Parish) boy. Jumped in and made the transition. There were about 15 of us that went from parochial to public and everyone here in this community that has given back to me has helped me come back to these guys."

Prosser's first win as the Oak Hills head coach was on the road against Loveland Sept. 9, 2016.

"I was an emotional wreck just because not that we won the game but seeing the smiles on their face and going all this work has finally paid off and we are here," Prosser said in August.

Prior to this season, Oak Hills was 4-6 in 2016, 0-10 in 2017 and 3-7 in 2018.

Prosser said this past summer he was very pleased with the effort from the seniors especially in the weight room and in practice.

"These guys have been putting forth that effort for four years," he said. "They continue every day to strive and we're looking forward to being tested all 10 weeks and seeing what we score on the final exam after Week 10."

Prosser joined the Mount St. Joseph coaching staff in 2009. He spent three seasons serving as the recruiting coordinator, the special teams coordinator and linebackers coach. He helped coach the Lions to the 2010 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference title.

Prosser, a 2008 Mount St. Joseph graduate, joined the Thomas More College coaching staff in 2012 as the junior varsity head coach, linebackers coach and recruiting and special teams coordinator under then-head coach Jim Hilvert , who is now the Baldwin Wallace head coach.

Prosser was a three-sport athlete at Oak Hills (football, basketball and baseball) at the high school. He attended Heidelberg University and Mount St. Joseph College (now named Mount St. Joseph University) and played football. He was a three-time captain in college.

Hageman said Prosser will continue to work as a "valued and integral part of the Oak Hills High School athletic department and high school staff" as an asssistant athletic director.

"Oak Hills Local Schools wishes to thank Mr. Prosser for his service, his example and his dedication to young people, education and athletics," Hageman said.

The head football coaching position will be posted this morning, Hageman said.