Roark named Fairborn football coach

Staff Report

FAIRBORN — Fairborn High School officials announced Chris Roark as the new varsity head football coach for the Fairborn Skyhawk football program on Thursday.

Roark has been a head coach at Middletown Fenwick and Kettering Alter, and most recently helped to revitalize the Jefferson High School football program.

Roark was named coach of the year in the now-defunct Mid-Miami League in 1991 and 1995 and has had multiple state football playoff appearances both as an assistant coach and as a head coach.

The Springboro High grad has a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Xavier University and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Otterbein University.

“Chris’ passion for football and for developing young men comes from his extensive coaching and teaching experience. Chris is extremely knowledgeable about the game of football, but more importantly, his passion and vigor for developing young men will be a strong asset to the Fairborn High School football program,” said Fairborn Athletic Director Micah Harding.

Roark was formally approved at the Fairborn school board meeting Thursday night.

Staff Report