COLUMBUS, Ohio – Many high school football coaches develop a strong relationship with their players, one that is often similar to a father and son relationship. Worthington Kilbourne’s head coach Vince Trombetti has had the unique opportunity to coach both his sons in Wolves uniforms. Trombetti’s older son, Ray, graduated two years ago, and now, his youngest son, Jack, a senior linebacker and team captain, enters his final season playing football at Worthington Kilbourne.
“It’s really been special…this goes back a long time to where I heard J.D. Graham, from Newark Catholic, speak at the Ohio State clinic, and he said there’s pros and cons to coaching your son, and he would reccommend if you ever get the opportunity, do it,” said Vince Trombetti.
Trombetti enters his 37th year coaching football, so Jack has grown up with it since he was born.
“It’s been fun, you know, it’s really helps with the chemistry we have…sometimes we don’t even have to speak to each, we just know what we’re trying to communicate,” said Jack.
As well as being head coach, Vince coaches the linebackers, so he said he has cherished the time he has gotten to spend coaching his son at the position he plays.
Vince said, “This is not just another player on the team, I mean…this is my son…and they’re all like my son, but you know, this is the one that’s grown up with it since he’s been born. So, I think in that sense it makes it really special, and sometimes I do get choked up.”
Worthington Kilbourne (1-0) faces Big Walnut (0-1) at home this Friday, September 2 at 7:30pm