Tony Shuman Steps Down as Head Football Coach

Shuman18After 20 of seasons coaching football at Padua Franciscan High School, Tony Shuman ’91 is stepping down from the position of head football coach. Shuman announced his decision to his players after school on Friday, January 8, 2016.  He spent the past 10 seasons as the head football coach of the Bruins.

“I believe that this decision is best for myself, my family and the Padua Bruins football family,” said Shuman, who is a 1991 graduate of Padua. “The Padua community is truly a family and I’m extremely thankful for all of the great people I’ve been fortunate to work with over the years.  The future is bright for the Padua Bruins on and off the field!”

Shuman compiled a record of 49-56 in his 10 seasons as head coach, which included four playoff appearances (2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010) and one North Coast League (NCL) title in 2008.


“We truly appreciate all of Coach Shuman’s efforts with the football program over the past 20 years, especially the past 10 seasons as our head coach.  He’s been a tremendous role model for our football players and representative of Padua Franciscan High School to the community,” said Athletic Director Kevin Leigh ’89. 

Shuman will continue to teach at Padua in the Business Department, along with his duties in the Admissions and Recruiting Office.

Padua Franciscan High School will begin a search immediately for a new football coach.

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