Quinn Back As Head Coach Of Ryan's Football Team

Posted: June 10, 1988

Former Archbishop Ryan football coach John Quinn has been named to replace Steff Kruck as Ryan's head coach next season. Kruck left after last season to take a part-time assistant's position at West Chester University.

Quinn, 54, a teacher at Ryan who coached the Red Raiders in 1968-75 and in 1981-84, worked as a part-time assistant under Kruck last season. Quinn said he would keep Kruck's entire coaching staff, most of which was hired by Quinn when he was the head coach.

"They all said they would stay if I came back for one more try," said Quinn, who resigned two times to take a break from coaching. "I talked with the school officials on Wednesday, and we made the final decision Thursday. I'm looking forward to the season. I missed the good parts of the job while I was away."

Kruck, 33, led Ryan to a 4-6 overall record and a 3-5 record in the Catholic League North Division last year. His career record in three years at Ryan is 21-13. He will coach receivers and quarterbacks at West Chester.

"It's late in the school year to make a change like this," Ryan athletic director George Todt said, "but with John's experience with the team, it will make for a natural transition."

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