Canton South High School

Canton South High School is a public high school in Canton Township, Stark County, Ohio, United States. The school, typically enrolling around 800 students in the 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades, is the only high school in the Canton Local School District. It is a member school of the former Stark County Board of Education (now known as the Stark County Educational Service Center).[1]

The school's athletic teams are known as the Canton South Wildcats, and are part of the Eastern Buckeye Conference of the Ohio High School Athletic Association.[2]

It is currently under construction; a new school was planned by early 2017.[3]

Canton South High School
Canton South High School Under Construction
new construction
600 Faircrest Street S.E.


United States
School typePublic high school
School boardStark County Educational Service Center
School districtCanton Local Schools
SuperintendentKim Redmond
PrincipalTodd Osborn
EnrollmentApprox. 800
Color(s)Red and Gray         
MascotWillie the Wildcat
Communities servedNorth Industry, Canton Township, and Pike Township

Geography and history

Canton South High School is located at 40°44′59″N 81°22′23″W / 40.749859°N 81.373108°W. It sits just within the unglaciated region of the Allegheny Plateau. The school is located near North Industry, an unincorporated area once known as Slabtown (for the slabs of wood once used as sidewalks in the past, which were available from local lumber mills).[4]

Notable alumni


  1. ^ "Stark County Educational Service Center". Archived from the original on 2010-08-28.
  2. ^ "Northeastern Buckeye Conference Schedule".
  3. ^ "Canton South High School". Archived from the original on 2016-01-01. Retrieved 2016-01-18.
  4. ^ Heald, Edward T. The Stark County Story. Canton, Ohio: Stark County Historical Society, 1949-1959. v2/p623

External links

Coordinates: 40°44′59″N 81°22′23″W / 40.749859°N 81.373108°W

2011 Canton Cougars season

The 2011 Canton Cougars season was the 1st and only season for the Ultimate Indoor Football League (UIFL) franchise. The Cougars were formed by the head of the Ultimate Indoor Football League, Andrew Haines. Haines made the hire of Rashan Hall to become the Cougars first ever head coach. The Cougars played their first ever game on February 20, 2011 against the Huntington Hammer, a game in which the Cougars lost 41-26. With the team getting off to a rough 0-3 start, Haines issued a guarantee to the people of Canton, saying that the revamped Cougars roster would defeat the Saginaw Sting during their week 4 meeting. The Cougars didn't make their owner a liar, defeating the Sting 53-52. Their victory over the Sting proved to be the lone bright spot for the Cougars, who would lose 9 straight before firing Hall, and replacing him with Paul Farrah. Farrah would lose the game, with less than a week to prepare. The Cougars finished with a 1-13 record, and finished last in the UIFL.

On June 16, 2011, it was announced that Michael Taylor and Andrew Hines had sold their controlling state in the Cougars to Tim Clark. Clark was the former owner of the Johnstown Generals, but the commute was becoming a hassle. Once he gained ownership, he made several personnel changes including, naming Paul Farrah as its new head coach. Farrah was recently hired as the director of football operations. He also hired Canton South High School head coach Mo Daniska as the new defensive coordinator, while Louisville High School defensive coordinator Troy Davis will serve as the Director of Community Relations, focusing on developing youth football camps and clinics. Former Head Coach Rashaun Hall has been retained as an assistant coach and will also serve as director of player personnel. The new group made plenty of signings for the 2012 season, and lasted until January when the franchise suspended operations.

Bowling Green Falcons football

The Bowling Green Falcons football team is the intercollegiate football team of Bowling Green State University. The team is a member of the NCAA, playing at the Division I Football Bowl Subdivision, formerly Division I-A, level; BGSU football competes within the Mid-American Conference in the East Division. The Falcons have played their home games in Doyt Perry Stadium since 1966. The stadium currently holds 24,000 spectators. In their 93-year history, the Falcons have won 12 MAC championships and a College Division national championship – as voted by the UPI in 1959. The current head coach is Carl Pelini (interim).

Canton Cougars

The Canton Cougars were a professional indoor football team based in Canton, Ohio. The team began play in 2011 as a charter member of the Ultimate Indoor Football League (UIFL) for its inaugural 2011 season. The Cougars played their home games at the Canton Memorial Civic Center. The Cougars were Canton's second indoor football team; their first since the American Indoor Football Association's Canton Legends, which played from 2005 until 2008 (winning the AIFL championship in 2006).

Canton High School

Canton High School may refer to:

Canton High School (Cardiff), now Chapter Arts Centre, Canton, Cardiff

Canton High School (Connecticut)

Canton High School (Massachusetts)

Canton High School (Illinois)

Canton High School (Mississippi), a Mississippi Landmark

Plymouth-Canton Educational Park in Michigan

Hugh C. Williams Senior High School in Canton, New York

Canton High School (Texas), in Canton, Texas

Canton South High School, in Canton, Ohio

Canton Local School District

Canton Local School District is a school district in a suburb south of Canton, Ohio, United States. It is a public school district for the students living in the area of Canton Township and Pike Township. The area is commonly referred to as "Canton South".

The school district is made up of Canton South High School, Faircrest Memorial Middle School, and Walker Elementary School.

Walker elementary was the district middle school until 1984, and the district had five other schools: Waco Elementary, Trump Elementary, Prairie College Elementary, Amos McDannel Elementary and North Industry Elementary. Waco Elementary was sold to a private owner, Trump Elementary was converted into the Rosemary Johnson Child Development Center (named for the former principal of the school), North Industry Elementary school was shut down, Amos McDannel Elementary was sold to the township fire department, and Prairie College Elementary is currently being leased. When these schools left the district, Walker Middle School was converted to Walker Elementary, and the student body from the five schools was consolidated over time.

Canton Township, Stark County, Ohio

Canton Township is one of the seventeen townships of Stark County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 13,882 people in the township, 13,402 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.

Chuck Red Ash

Charles E. "Red" Ash (December 28, 1915 – March 3, 1991) was an Ohio Republican Party politician and a member of the Ohio General Assembly. Ash became a well known local as the head basketball coach for Canton South High School for almost forty years. However, after a knee injury prevented him from coaching, Ash entered politics. By the end of his tenure as coach, he had been the winningest coach in high school basketball history.

Ash decided to run against newly appointed Representative Robert Regula in 1978, and won handily. He won reelection five times, and retired in 1990. A year later, he died, at the age of 75.

Devon Torrence

Devon M. Torrence (born May 8, 1989) is a professional baseball outfielder who is currently a free agent. He also played American and Canadian football as a cornerback in the National Football League (NFL) and Canadian Football League (CFL). Torrence signed with Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2011. He was also a member of the Cincinnati Bengals, New York Jets and the Montreal Alouettes. He played college football at Ohio State.

Dirk Hayhurst

Dirk Von Hayhurst (born March 24, 1981) is an American author and broadcaster, and formerly a professional baseball pitcher. Hayhurst played in Major League Baseball for the San Diego Padres in 2008 and for the Toronto Blue Jays in 2009. Following the end of his playing career, Hayhurst wrote four books about his experiences in professional baseball.

Don Nehlen

Donald Eugene Nehlen (born January 1, 1936) is a former American football player and coach. He was head football coach at Bowling Green State University (1968–1976) and at West Virginia University (1980–2000). Nehlen retired from coaching college football in 2001 with a career record of 202–128–8 and as the 17th winningest coach in college football history. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2005 and has served as a president of the American Football Coaches Association.

Nehlen played quarterback at Bowling Green (1955–1957) and led the team to a Mid-American Conference championship in 1956. He began his coaching career in 1958 at Mansfield Senior High School and then served as head coach at Canton South High School and Canton McKinley High School. Nehlen was later an assistant coach at the University of Cincinnati, Bowling Green, and the University of Michigan.

Since his retirement from coaching, Nehlen has been a spokesman for the coal industry. Nehlen received the 2002 Distinguished West Virginian Award from the West Virginia Broadcasters Association. In 2006, Nehlen published a book called Don Nehlen's Tales from the West Virginia Sideline, an autobiographical account recalling his 21-year tenure as the head football coach at West Virginia.

List of high schools in Ohio

This is a list of high schools in the state of Ohio.

Macy Gray

Macy Gray (born Natalie Renée McIntyre on September 6, 1967) is an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter, musician, record producer and actress. She is known for her distinctive raspy voice and a singing style heavily influenced by Billie Holiday.

Gray has released six studio albums, and received five Grammy Award nominations, winning one. She has appeared in a number of films, including Training Day, Spider-Man, Scary Movie 3, Lackawanna Blues, Idlewild, For Colored Girls, and The Paperboy. Gray is best known for her international hit single "I Try", taken from her multi-platinum debut album On How Life Is.

In 2016, Gray made a large artistic leap by changing labels to record an album produced with binaural sound. Stripped (Chesky Records, 2016) marked the singer's first steps into the world of audiophile recordings.

Ron Blackledge

Ron Blackledge (born April 15, 1938) is a former American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at Kent State University from 1978 to 1980, compiling a record of 8–25. Blackledge then worked as an assistant coach in the National Football League (NFL), for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1982 to 1991, and was an offensive line coach with the Indianapolis Colts from 1992 to 1997.

Stark County, Ohio

Stark County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 375,586. Its county seat is Canton. The county was created in 1808 and organized the next year. It is named for John Stark, an officer in the American Revolutionary War.Stark County is included in the Canton-Massillon, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Cleveland-Akron-Canton, OH Combined Statistical Area.

This page is based on a Wikipedia article written by authors (here).
Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license; additional terms may apply.
Images, videos and audio are available under their respective licenses.