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Rasile retires from coaching

MCDONALD –McDonald Athletic Director Randy Riccitelli announced Monday that Blue Devils boys basketball coach Jeff Rasile will not return next season.

Rasile finishes his coaching career with a record of 386-98. He led McDonald to six district championships, including a regional final appearance in 2011. In all he spent 16 seasons at McDonald and four years at Champion.

In an interview with WKBN, Rasile said he was stepping aside to be more involved with his children.

His son, Zach, is graduating this year and will play collegiately at West Liberty. He is Ohio’s second all-time leading scorer. Jeff also has a daughter on the soccer team at Youngstown State University and another daughter who plays volleyball at McDonald.

Although Jeff Rasile left coaching and returned before, he told WKBN he is now finished with basketball and has no plans to return.

The Blue Devils finished the season 22-4 after bowing out with a 47-45 loss to Lucas in the Div. IV regional semifinal.

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