With coach Marv Bohanan leading a group that included future college players Keith Dimmy and Marcus Ray, the Eastmoor High School football team won the City League-Red Division championship and earned a Division II regional runner-up finish in 1993.

With coach Marv Bohanan leading a group that included future college players Keith Dimmy and Marcus Ray, the Eastmoor High School football team won the City League-Red Division championship and earned a Division II regional runner-up finish in 1993.

Dimmy might attempt to use a few of those winning memories as a teaching tool during his current endeavor.

He took over in early June as the coach at Columbus South, which went 6-4 in 2006 but has gone just 4-46 since.

The Bulldogs endured 0-10 finishes in both 2008 and last fall under Felix Catheline, who led the program the last four seasons and remains the school's wrestling coach.

"I think that the main thing is their attitude," Dimmy said. "The kids have to believe that they can win and compete at a high level."

While Ray was the district's Defensive Player of the Year in 1993 before going on to play for Michigan, Dimmy was a standout at wide receiver and in the defensive backfield who made first-team all-district on defense as a senior. He then went on to start at free safety for Minnesota.

Dimmy, who also gained graduate assistant experience at Fresno State, served as a wide receivers and defensive backs coach at Eastmoor Academy last fall. The Warriors were Division III, Region 10 runners-up and went 10-3.

Among those expected to be on Dimmy's staff are former Independence and Whitehall coach Kip Kane, former Eastern Michigan running back Savon Edwards and former Central Crossing assistant Henry Lee. Edwards is a 1994 Eastmoor graduate who along with Dimmy and Ray helped key the Warriors' 1993 playoff run.

"We just did a 7-on-7 (passing tournament) where we won three of the five games we participated in," Dimmy said. "You'll see a spread offense ... and defensively we'll run a 4-3. I've got a mix of some veterans and some younger guys on my coaching staff."

Dimmy is among four new football coaches in the City.

Also this summer, Mark Shaffer took over at Centennial after Pat Sergio retired and Don Poff stepped in at Whetstone after Jim Worden's contract was not renewed.

At Briggs, Butler B'ynote' is the new coach. Derek Katris coached the Bruins to a 13-17 mark in three seasons but now is an assistant at Dublin Jerome.

B'ynote', who also has been serving as Centennial's boys track coach, will be a football head coach for the first time. He played running back at Ohio State from 1990-93 and was drafted in the seventh round of the 1994 NFL draft by Denver. He played nine games for the Broncos in 1994 and seven games for Carolina in 1995 before having stints in the Arena Football League, the World League of American Football and the XFL.

He later worked for WBNS-TV and the Ohio News Network.

"His organization, his enthusiasm and his past experience (set him apart)," Bruins athletics director Doug Jones said. "He's played on every level."