Girls Soccer Coach Coreno Ends Memorable Career
Long time Medina High School Varsity girls soccer coach, Doug Coreno, gathered his team together on the afternoon of Monday, November 26 in the Distance Learning Lab at the high school to make the difficult announcement of his decision to resign his position. Not only was Coreno the head coach of the Lady Bees for the past 11 years, he is also a seventh grade language arts teacher at A.I. Root Middle School.
His commitment to the girls soccer team did not stop there. He was also heavily involved in the Medina youth program coaching many of the girls before reaching the high school. Coreno has taken the Lady Bees to a Division I State Championship in 2009, a State semifinal in 2015 and achieved three other district titles. He has left his mark on the program with a 165-25-30 record with the Bees and an overall career record of 240-68-37. Since Coreno came to the Bees in 2008, Medina has played in the district finals or better in each of the last seven seasons and won six conference titles. This past season, the Lady Bees went 17-1-2, won the Akron District and shared the Greater Cleveland Conference title with state runner-up Strongsville.
Coreno’s immediate plans are to take some time off but knows that eventually at some point, he may find himself back on the field. Todd Hodkey, Medina High School athletic director, will be searching for and going through the rigorous process of finding a replacement for Coreno; a next step that will not be easy. Hodkey plans to open the search inside the District before accepting all applicants for the job. Coreno has been a great asset to the program and has become an integral part of its success.