Football coach named for Stritch, St. Kateri


Brian Wical has been appointed head football coach at Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School and St. Kateri Catholic Academy.

Mr. Wical comes from Lima Central Catholic High School, where he was varsity offensive coordinator and head junior varsity coach for four years. Other coaching experience includes two seasons as head boys basketball coach at Wapokoneta High School and a season as head junior track and field coach at Lima Central Catholic.

Mr. Wical is a 2010 graduate of Bluffton University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in history. He holds an Ohio teaching license in integrated social studies for grades seven to 12.

“We look forward to success on and off the field under his leadership,” school president, the Rev. Eric Schild, said in a statement.

Mr. Wical replaces Jim Kubuske, who was the Cardinals’ football coach in 2011 and 2012.