Vince Trombetti is stepping down after 13 seasons as Worthington Kilbourne High School football coach.

Trombetti made the announcement following the Wolves’ 26-6 loss at Dublin Jerome in their season finale Oct. 26. He said he wants to free up time on weekends to travel and watch his son, Jack, play football for the University of Findlay.

“It’s going to be very rough, especially next summer and fall,” said Trombetti, who posted a 72-66 record at Kilbourne, including a 1-9 mark this season. “I’ve been coaching here for 28 years overall, since day one (when Kilbourne opened). I will definitely miss watching the players grow, learn and develop skills and confidence coming through the program, but I will still be around kids as a (science) teacher.”

Trombetti led Kilbourne to four playoff appearances (2008, 2013, 2014 and 2015), but the Wolves haven’t had a winning season since 2015 when they finished 11-3 after losing to Massillon Perry 28-7 in the Division II, Region 5 final.

“I was fortunate enough to work for (previous coach) Jeff Gafford and have been blessed to have a good staff here through the years,” Trombetti said. “I put a lot of extra work on them the past two years, but I grossly underestimated how much time and energy it would take to continue to coach and watch my son play. I’ve learned that I’m no spring chicken any longer. Quite frankly, I’m still worn out.”

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