Warren Announces New Women’s Football and Basketball Head Coach Hires


Jimmy Peyton has been touted as Warren’s next head football coach

The Warren Local Schools Board approved the hiring of two head coaches at Monday’s meeting.

On Tuesday, the two new coaches were introduced to students and Warren fans.

Jimmy Peyton will take over the Warrior football program as the new head coach, while Brad Venham has been promoted to take charge of Warren’s women’s basketball team.

Peyton returns to the football program after Matt Kimes leaves to take up the football position at Parkersburg High School.

Peyton travels to Warren from Ashland, Kentucky, where he was last offensive coordinator for Ashland Paul Blazer High School. As a former quarterback, Peyton has offensive experience, something the Warriors will look to be known for this coming season.

“We’re going to work on our core values ​​which are effort, attitude, accountability, structure and discipline,” Peyton said. “It’s something I won’t deviate from. I live these values, I preach them everyday, I will hold kids accountable to them. I want to create a highly competitive culture and atmosphere where these kids love to come every day and compete. It’s been a dream of mine since I was a kid to be the head football coach at Ohio State, and to be one in Southeast Ohio Division IV is literally like a dream come true.

Brad Venham touted as Warren’s next women’s basketball coach

Brad Venham served as an assistant for the Warren High School boys’ and girls’ basketball teams. He takes over after Amy Way announced her retirement after 11 seasons with the Warriors program. As Warren’s former student athlete, he knew he couldn’t pass up this opportunity.

“You won’t see a different type of Warren team,” Venham says. “We’re going to keep playing hard like they did under Coach Way. We’re going to keep playing smart, we’re going to have a lot of fun doing it too, so I can’t wait to get started. Just being part of Warren High School is something I’ve dreamed of doing since I left.

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