You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to myDaytonDailyNews.com

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.

GREAT REASONS TO SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

  • IN-DEPTH REPORTING
  • INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING
  • NEW TOPICS & COVERAGE
  • ePAPER
X

You have read of premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and bonus content- exclusively for subscribers. Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks

X

Welcome to myDaytonDailyNews.com

This subscriber-only site gives you exclusive access to breaking news, in-depth coverage, exclusive interactives and bonus content.

You can read free articles of your choice a month that are only available on myDaytonDailyNews.com.

CONTINUING COVERAGE:

Records reveal hospital debate over sexual misconduct allegations

Tenore out after eight seasons as Badin football coach


The Bill Tenore football era is over at Badin High School, much to the surprise of the coach himself.

The school announced Monday that Tenore was dismissed after eight seasons that produced five postseason berths and a 51-38 record.

“It’s still a little too shocking to process,” he said Monday afternoon. “I met with the administration last Tuesday and was informed that my services were no longer needed as football coach. I disagreed with it, I still wanted to be the coach, but that’s not going to happen.

“I walk away knowing that I tried my best to lead the program. I think our Catholic identity was pretty good. I got to coach and work with some great people here. That’s not going to change. I enjoyed the heck out of coaching the kids here at Badin.”

Tenore is a 1988 Badin graduate and the second-winningest coach in Badin/Hamilton Catholic history behind Terry Malone, who went 360-117-8 in 46 seasons (1958-2003).

The Rams finished 2-8 in 2016, the program’s only losing record under Tenore.

“The administration thought it was time for a change,” Badin athletic director Geoff Melzer said. “It has nothing to do with the record. It’s just something we felt was in the best interest of Badin and Badin football.

“Bill is a Badin grad, a dedicated Badin guy, so these decisions are never easy. But it was not an off-the-cuff decision. At the end of the day, we felt as an administration that this decision needed to be made and we’ll go from there.”

Melzer said the school will accept applications for the job until Dec. 13.

“I don’t want to be bombarded with youth football resumes,” he said. “Previous high school coaching experience is a requirement, although it doesn’t have to be head coaching experience.”

Tenore has a career head coaching record of 79-72. He was 22-20 in four years at Fenwick (2002-05) and 6-14 in two seasons at Augusta (Ga.) Aquinas (2007-08) before returning to Badin.

“I was in it 110 percent,” said Tenore, who also coached five seasons under Malone. “Moving my family from Georgia, this is the only place I wanted to coach.”

The team had its banquet the day before his dismissal, and Tenore said it was a positive event. He met with the team Monday morning and will continue to teach health and physical education at Badin.

Tenore described his coaching future as uncertain.

“I love the sport of football. It’s been a big part of my life,” he said. “I just have a lot of mixed emotions right now. I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to be a coach at Badin, even if it wasn’t for as long as I wanted. I really would’ve liked coaching these classes coming up.

“I really believe we played good football here the last eight years. With the quality of young men coming back, there’s no reason that shouldn’t continue. Whoever comes in as the coach, the cupboard isn’t bare.”

The Tenore Years At Badin

2009: 7-4 record, tied for first place in Greater Catholic League Central Division with McNicholas, lost to Coldwater (41-0) in Division V playoffs

2010: 6-6 record, third place in the Greater Catholic League Central Division, defeated Richwood North Union (23-0) and lost to Coldwater (13-7) in the Division V playoffs

2011: 6-4 record, first place in the Greater Catholic League Central Division

2012: 5-5 record, second place in the Greater Catholic League Central Division

2013: 10-3 record, second place in the Greater Catholic League Coed Central Division, defeated Mariemont (37-13) and Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy (31-17) and lost to West Jefferson (17-6) in the Division V playoffs

2014: 8-4 record, second place in the Greater Catholic League Coed Central Division, defeated Shroder (23-13) and lost to West Jefferson (21-20) in the Division V playoffs

2015: 7-4 record, tied for first place in the Greater Catholic League Coed Central Division, lost to Fenwick (14-7) in the Division IV playoffs

2016: 2-8 record, tied for second place in the Greater Catholic League Coed Central Division


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Sports

Report: Dayton Flyers hosting recruit from Baltimore
Report: Dayton Flyers hosting recruit from Baltimore

Anthony Grant’s efforts to remake the Dayton Flyers basketball roster on the fly continue. Per national basketball recruiting analyst Julius Kim reported Wednesday morning Grant, UD’s new coach, was hosting Obadiah Toppin for an official visit.  Toppin is a 6-foot-9 senior at Mt. Zion Prep in Baltimore, Md., and one of the best players...
Reds reinstate rookie right-hander from DL to start today’s game
Reds reinstate rookie right-hander from DL to start today’s game

The Reds this morning activated pitcher Rookie Davis from the 10-day disabled list. Davis will start today’s game vs. the Brewers. To make room for Davis, the Reds sent outfielder Phillip Ervin back to Triple-A Louisville. Davis went on the DL April 11 with a bruised right forearm. In two starts this season, the rookie right-hander is 0-0 with...
Former Buckeye: NFL should fire Roger Goodell
Former Buckeye: NFL should fire Roger Goodell

Former Ohio State wide receiver Anthony Gonzalez does not hold NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in high regard.  How do we know that?  The one-time Colts first-round draft pick told the Indianapolis Star he believes Goodell should be fired.  He also took issue with the way Goodell handles discipline.  Gonzalez, who was outspoken...
Sports Today: NFL draft, Anthony Grant speaks, Reds struggles continue
Sports Today: NFL draft, Anthony Grant speaks, Reds struggles continue

NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah posted a trio of interesting tweets last night, one of which figures to impact the Cincinnati Bengals.  Defense is a bigger need, but Christian McCaffrey could have a transformative effect on a Bengals offense that might need to be at least a poor man’s Greatest Show on Turf to get the team back to the playoffs...
Olajuwon recalls Robinson bringing out his best in 1995 series

After Game 6 of the 1995 Western Conference finals, San Antonio Spurs center David Robinson sat at the podium inside The Summit, the legendary Houston arena, and attempted to process what had just happened. Robinson and the Spurs had dominated the NBA that season, winning 62 games, most in the league, and Robinson had deservedly taken home the Most...
More Stories