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OV names new head varsity football coach

BRANDON — Otter Valley Union High School’s football team’s offensive coordinator Jordan Tolar was recently promoted to the team’s head varsity coach heading into the 2022 season.

In announcing the move on March 23, OV Athletic Director Steve Keith noted that Tolar has been on the football staff at the Brandon school for the past five seasons, joining in the fall of 2017 as the school’s junior varsity co-head coach. After one season he moved up to take on the offensive coordinator duties, a job he has retained since.

Previous to his time at Otter Valley, Keith reported, Tolar attended and played football at Woodstock High School. Upon graduation he attended McNeese State, a Division I Football program in Louisiana, before finishing his career at Castleton University, where he served as a team captain before graduating.

“Jordan has continually been a positive force among our coaches, working in all areas of the game to help our athletes improve,” Keith said, adding that “he has a distinct vision of how a program should and will be run, and is actively working to implement that.”

Keith praised Tolar for his knowledge of the game and his dedication to the OV program.

“He is organized and knowledgeable about all facets of the game and continues to be driven by a set of personal standards and character building blocks that he hopes to instill in all of his athletes,” he said, adding that Tolar “is highly dedicated to the growth and success of Otter Valley football. We look forward to the future of Otter Valley Football under his leadership.”

The new coach currently serves as the head custodian of Otter Valley Union High School as his full-time professional position.

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