Championship-winning coach resigns from Strongsville soccer program

STRONGSVILLE, OH – One of the most successful head coaches in Ohio women’s football history resigned from Strongsville High School on Monday.

Todd Church had been the team’s head coach since 2014. His tenure included several conference championships and a state championship.

“After seventeen seasons with Strongsville, I have decided that the time has come for me to retire from the Lady Mustangs soccer program. My family and I are very grateful for all the experiences and opportunities that Strongsville Girls Soccer has brought to us. offered, ”Church said.

During Church’s tenure, the Lady Mustangs won the Greater Cleveland Conference Championship for seven consecutive seasons and consistently raced deep in the OHSAA postseason tournament, including a State Championship victory in 2020. The 2020 squad was also ranked No. 1 nationally by topdrawersoccer.com.


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Prior to this season, Church had placed 36th all-time wins for Ohio Girls’ High School football.

Church served as the program’s assistant coach from 2005 to 2013.

“I want to thank my staff, whom I consider an extended family, for all they have given – Jon Felton, JR Muth, Nick Heyniger, Allison Harbart and Fred East. I look forward to seeing the continued successes of team and will forever be a Strongsville Soccer Lady Mustangs fan, ”added Church.

Strongsville Schools have opened the application process for the team’s next head coach. Anyone interested in the position can apply online. All questions or other inquiries should be directed to the Sports Department at Strongsville High School at 440-572-7102.

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