Coed Track · Coach Kall Retires After 43 Years


John Kall, the Trinity High School Boys Track Coach, has retired from his position as a Math teacher and very successful Track and Field coach, after serving in that post for the past 43 years. Kall also served as the Girls Track Head Coach for the past 4 years.

His teams had won 25 North Coast League Championships, 10 District Championships, 3 Regional Championships (2003, 2009 and 2011) but most notably the OHSAA Division III State Championship in 2009. That year, they won the championship by winning 4 events, scoring 45 points to win their first State title in Track and Field. Kall has coached 7 individual State Champions. During his tenure, Trinity has had at least one state qualifier in each of the 17 events. Less than 50 schools in Ohio High School track history have accomplished this feat.

Kall, a mathematics instructor, had also served as Trinity’s Athletic Director (1980-2007), Head Football Coach (1993-1999) and Head Cross Country Coach (2013-2017). Kall also was an assistant football coach on Trinity’s Division IV State Championship Football team in 1980.

Kall spent his entire teaching and coaching career at Trinity and all 4 of his daughters, Katie ’99, Elizabeth ’01, Jennifer, ’04 and Maggie ’08, were Trinity graduates.

In reflecting on his time at Trinity, Kall said “the thing that I admired most about the Trinity student-athletes was that besides being some of the hardest working kids in the world, they always were proud of Trinity High School. I can think of numerous times that our athletes sacrificed their individual aspirations in order for the team to succeed. They always thought about team first. And for that I am most grateful.”

Kall is looking forward to spending more time with his 4 grandchildren, John, Violet, Maddie and Avery (and his wife of 43 years, Diane).