O’Leary named Milton High football coach

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John Barry
Tuesday, April 16, 2013

MILTON—Bill O’Leary is back where he belongs—on the sideline barking out orders.

The 60-year-old O’Leary was named Milton High’s football coach Tuesday morning. He replaces Jeff Bachinski, who resigned after last season.

After leading Janesville Craig to seven straight WIAA Division 1 playoff appearances, O’Leary resigned as head coach in 2008. He retired in June of 2009 from the Janesville School District following a 35-year career as a special education teacher to spend more time with his family.

“I had no intention of being a head coach again, but when the Milton position came up, I’m sure I would’ve regretted the decision if I didn’t throw my name into the hat,” O’Leary said.

The energetic O’Leary takes over a Milton program that is rich in tradition. The school won Division 3 state titles in 1986 and 1989 and made 10 consecutive playoff appearances from 2001-10. The Red Hawks failed to make the playoffs the last two seasons.

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Last updated: 9:17 am Tuesday, July 9, 2013

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