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The Monroe Local Schools Board of Education voted to approve the hiring of Barak Faulk as the next Head Coach of the Monroe High School Football team at their Monday, January 8th meeting.

Shared Monroe High School Athletic Director Eric Silverman, “It is with great pride that I announce the hiring of Barak Faulk as Monroe High School’s next Head Football Coach! Barak is a dynamic leader both in the classroom and on the football field who places a tremendous amount of pride in developing the student-athletes that he coaches into well rounded students, athletes and members of their community. I couldn’t be more excited to welcome Coach Faulk to our staff and look forward to the future of our football program under his leadership.”

Coach Faulk has over 21 years of coaching experience, most recently serving as the defensive coordinator at Mason High School where he helped lead the Comets to back to back appearances in the Regional Semifinal round of the Ohio High School Athletic Association's Division I State Playoffs.

Additionally Coach Faulk has previously served in various coaching capacities at Monroe, Hamilton, Northwest, Lemon-Monroe and Preble Shawnee High Schools.

On the opportunity to be named the Hornets next head coach, Barak Faulk shared, “I'm honored and humbled to be Monroe High School's next head football coach.  I'm excited to help these young men become leaders in our community by giving them opportunities to improve as men of high character, develop into highly goal-oriented student-athletes, and cherish the tradition of Monroe and their place in that tradition. I truly believe that The life of a Hornet is Great!

Barak Faulk is a 1991 graduate of Lemon-Monroe High School and resides in Monroe with his wife Jaylen, sons Barak (16) and Bryce (13) and daughter Grace (9).

There will be an introductory and informational meeting for all students and parents on Wednesday, January 10 in the Monroe High School Auditorium at 7:00pm.