Following Monday’s EVSC school board meeting, Reitz Football Hall of Fame member Andy Hape was announced as the Panthers’ new head football coach.
Hape, an all-state player for Reitz in the early 1990’s, played college football at Western Kentucky, where he received all-American honors.
After playing, Hape turned his attention to coaching, and had been with Franklin College since 2008.
Hape’s hiring makes it the first time in Reitz Football history that both a father and son have led the Panthers. Bill Hape guided Reitz from 1983 to 1990.