Marcello hired as Pointers’ coach

Published 1:37 am Thursday, February 9, 2012


Tribune Sports Editor


SOUTH POINT — Rick Marcello is coming home and he has a job waiting.

The former South Point wide receiver was hired last Monday by the South Point School Board as the new head football coach.

“I am excited to have the opportunity to serve as South Point’s coach and look forward to coaching football in my home town,” said Marcello.

A 1981 graduate of South Point High School, Marcello went on to play at Morehead State University. He obtained his B.B.A. in 1985.

As a senior at South Point, Marcello was a starter for the Pointers’ Ohio Valley Conference championship as the team went unbeaten in league play. He selected All-OVC, first team all-district, honorable mention All-Ohio and was named to the South team in the Ohio High School Football Coaches North/South All-Star Classic.

Marcello, 48, has been coaching football in Kentucky for the past 14 seasons. He served three years as an assistant coach at Oldham County High School near Buckner, a Class 6-A school, and he was the head freshman coach at Louisville Ballard High School, another Class 6-A program, the largest size schools in the state.

Before coaching at the varsity level, Marcello coached all levels of youth football and two years as the Oldham County Middle School head coach.