Graham High School names new football coach

Graham High School has named Shane Cahill as its new football coach.

A West Jefferson High School grad who played collegiate at Urbana, Cahill has spent the last three seasons as defensive coordinator at Mechanicsburg.

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“Mr. Cahill has been a winner at all levels. He’s also been praised for his teaching ability. That’s the type of pedigree we look for in a teacher and coach,” Graham Athletic Director Jay Lewis said.

Cahill succeeds A.J. Woods, who stepped down after two seasons.

At West Jefferson, Cahill was a three-year letterwinner on teams that went 40-9 and reached the regional finals three times. At Urbana, he was a four-year letterwinner an all-conference linebacker.

Over the last three years, Cahill has been part of a succesful Mechanicsburg program. The Indians have gone 32-5 over that span, reaching the state playoffs all three years while reaching the regional finals twice. At Mechanicsburg, Cahill was employed as an Intervention Specialist.

“I’m incredibly excited to build a culture of accountability and leadership with the student athletes at Graham High School,” Cahill said. “I am also very thankful for the opportunity given to me by the Graham Board of Education and administration.”

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