Toby Hammond announced last week he will retire from coaching football, something he has done for the last twenty-five years. The last nine years were as the Head Football Coach of the Port Clinton Redskins.
While most coaches are judged by wins and losses, there is one thing for certain, the Redskins are better than they were nine years ago. Coach Hammond led the team to become more competitive and some games were just a play or two away from victory.
He worked with district administration, alumni and community members to develop a strategic plan just for the football program, “Redskin Rebuild”. The group provided support to the football program and has benefitted all Redskin Athletes by raising over $80,000 in donations to build a new weight room at the stadium. The off season is also where Coach Hammond made a difference. With the new weight room, student athletes are working on and weight-training all year round.
Coach Hammond will continue teaching at Port Clinton Middle School and will have more time to spend with his wife Diana and their grandchildren. Patrick Adkins, Superintendent of Schools stated, “Coach Hammond has worked very hard to bring credibility to the Port Clinton football program and has been successful in doing so. We are very grateful to Coach Hammond and his family for what they brought to not only PC football but to our community as well. We wish him well as he begins this next chapter in his life.”