Former West High School and Michigan State football standout Trevon Pendleton was named as the newest head coach of the Ironton football program in a special board meeting that was held by the Ironton Board of Education on Tuesday evening.
Pendleton, who was a three-time All-SOC, All-District, and All-State selection during his career with the Senators, which spanned from 2007 to 2010, and later became a three-year starter for Michigan State while obtaining 223 yards receiving and three scores on 13 catches, was unanimously approved by Ironton’s Board of Education via a 5-0 vote.
The 25-year old served as an assistant coach on West’s head coaching staff for the 2017 campaign and oversaw a dramatic improvement in the Senators’ football program, as West improved from a 3-7 mark in 2016 to a 10-2 mark in 2017. The Senators won each of their first nine contests, and defeated Martins Ferry by a 10-6 margin in the first round of the playoffs, to finish the campaign with what stands among the 2002 and 2008 seasons as the best campaigns for the West football program over the last three decades.
Pendleton also runs Pendleton Athletic Center, which is located off of Duck Run Road in Lucasville.
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