Liberty football coach asked to resign

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LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WYTV) – There are lingering questions over the future of Liberty High School’s head football coach, who sources confirmed was asked to resign.

Several students walked out of class Thursday at Liberty High School in support of Kevin Cylar.Liberty Superintendent Stan Watson confirmed Thursday that the year-to-year contract of Cylar is set to expire at the end of the current school year, as will dozens of other supplemental employee contracts. Cylar has been Liberty’s coach for the past two years.Earlier this week, he spoke on behalf of a former student who was being sentenced on drug and gang charges and Cylar said he believes he is now being pushed out because of it.

“Just wish that they would have been able to let me know that ‘hey, this isn’t what we like’ or ‘hey, don’t do this again,’ ‘hey, we want to give you a reprimand’ or ‘hey, we’re gonna suspend you’ or something like that, but it was never the case. It was just ‘we want you to walk away’,” Cylar said.

Watson said he is aware of Cylar’s actions this week, but he insists no action has been taken by the Board of Education concerning Cylar’s contract. The board’s next scheduled meeting is April 27 at 5:30 p.m. at the Liberty High School Community Room.

Cylar took over the Leopards program in 2013. The East High School graduate served on Ursuline’s coaching staff for eight years before taking over the reins in Liberty.

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