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2016 Preview: Dover Tornadoes

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DOVER PREVIEW

Schedule

Aug. 26: Cleveland Central Catholic……..…...7 p.m.
Sept. 2: at Lake……………………………….....7 p.m.
Sept. 9: Nordonia…………………………..........7 p.m.
Sept. 16: East…………………………………....7 p.m.
Sept. 23: at Steubenville……………………......7 p.m.
Sept. 30: Zanesville……………………………..7 p.m.
Oct. 7: at Cambridge…………………………....7 p.m.
Oct. 14: Coshocton……………………………..7 p.m.
Oct. 21: Marietta………………………...............7 p.m.
Oct. 28: at New Philadelphia…………………..7 p.m.

Head Coach: Dan Ifft

College Attended: Kent State

Coaching History: 37 years of coaching, 22 years as head coach; Austintown Fitch, Massillon Perry, Kent State.

Record as Head Coach: 183-57

Current School Record As Head Coach: 183-57

Greatest Moment as head coach: Too many to mention

If I wasn`t a coach, I would be ______: It`s all I know.

Coach`s hobby: Fitness

Family info: Jill (wife), Amber, Daniel, Christian.

Who inspired to coach?: Father and high school coach

Positive comment about another OV football coach/program: "All of them produce tough kids. They are all very physical, tough programs."

Quote about your team`s upcoming season: "After falloff last year, we must work to re-establish “the brand.” We have to be able to prove. Keep quiet and working hard."

Assistant Coaches

Tim Smith, DC, DBs; Ted Jones, OC-WRs; Jimm Morris, RB/OLB; Jon McIlvaine, DL/OL; Ed Henry, DL/ILB; Matt Rees, OL-OLB; Shane Lester SS/RB; Corey Hall OL/DL; Tim Lehr DL

Stadium Information

Stadium Name: Crater Stadium

Stadium Seating Capacity: 7,000

Type of Turf: Field Turf

School/Team Information

High School: Dover

School Address: 520 N. Walnut

School Phone: 330-364-7147

Contact for Boosters: Matt Stephens

Contact for Tickets: Tim McCrate

Athletic Director/Contact Info: Tim McCrate (330) 364-7143

Mascot: Crimson Tornadoes

School Colors: Crimson & Gray

All-time Football Record: 675-352-44

Playoff appearance/record: 17 times, 32 games, 15-18 record

Greatest moment in team history: Regional champions, state semifinalists, 2012

State Division/Class: III

School`s Biggest Rivalry: New Philadelphia

Last Year Team In Playoffs: 2014

Last Year`s Football Record: 5-5

Best Known Alumni: Frank Ellwood, Doc Keller, Monty Hunter

Type Of Offense: Spread hybrid

Type Of Defense: Shade

Conference/Class: ECOL

Last Conference Title: 2014

Player Information

How Many Returning Offensive Players: 9

How Many Returning Defensive Players: 5

How Many Returning Letterman: 21

Key returning players: Deandre Clark, Dre Hess, Alex Sayre, Kaden Folkert, Andrue Nolen, Taylor Hidey, Andrew Smith, Will Hinkle, Zack Yackey, Parker Zumbar, Maguire Morris, Kyler Dickey