SHARONVILLE, OH – At a special meeting on Monday, January 24, the Princeton Board of Education approved the hiring of Gary Croley (Princeton High School Class of 1994) as the Head Football Coach of the Princeton Vikings.
"I am very excited about Gary being our head football coach" said Princeton Athletic Director Scott Kaufman. "Gary possesses everything we were looking for in a head coach— a strong leader in the building and in the community, a great knowledge of the game, strong ties to the Princeton communities and more ‘Pride in Princeton' than can ever be measured."
Coach Croley has been part of the Princeton football family as a player and a coach. In the early 1990's, he played for Princeton Hall of Fame Head Coach Pat Mancuso. In college, Gary played linebacker/tight end for the University of Louisville where he graduated in 1998 with a BS in Sports Administration and later earned a teaching degree in Special Education. In 2004, Gary began teaching at Princeton High School and through his career has coached football, basketball and baseball. In Gary's tenure as a football assistant, he coached Linebackers and Wide Receivers for Princeton. In addition, prior to Princeton, Coach Croley was the defensive coordinator for Scott High School. Coach Croley was the Linebacker coach the last time Princeton made the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSSA) State Playoffs (2007).
"I am excited about the opportunity to lead the Vikes and the future of this Program." said Coach Croley. "I understand the long lasting tradition of Princeton football being a product of this Program myself. It has been a professional goal of mine to lead the Vikings since I played for Princeton and Coach Mancuso in the early ‘90's."