Girls Soccer: James Igneczi named coach at Dublin Jerome

Jarrod Ulrey
ThisWeek group
Dublin Jerome Celtics

James Igneczi has been named Dublin Jerome girls soccer coach, pending school board approval.

A 2001 Grafton Midview graduate, Igneczi coached the Norwalk girls team to a 69-43-10 record from 2008-14 and then served six seasons as the boys coach at Midview. 

In his final season at his alma mater, the Middies went 7-9-1 for their best finish of his tenure. 

Igneczi, who played for Ohio Northern and Baldwin Wallace, takes over a Jerome program that went 71-30-10 in six seasons under Kelly Giroux. 

The Celtics posted winning records in each of Giroux’s first five seasons before finishing 5-11 this fall. They were Division I district champions every season from 2016-18. 

“Coach Iggy went through an extensive interview process and was a unanimous pick of the interview committee,” athletics director Joe Bline said. “Throughout the process, (Igneczi’s) attention to detail and commitment to the student-athletes entrusted to him shone through.” 

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