Mark Philmore has coached and played a lot of football in his career. The Reynoldsburg (Ohio) native is returning to his roots as the new head football coach at Reynoldsburg High School.
Named the new head coach on Jan. 20, 2022, Philmore developed lifelong habits while attending the Fork Union Military Academy boarding school in Virginia from 1999-2000 for the first two years of high school. Fork Union is also the program that produced former Ohio State and Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George.
Philmore earned first-team all-state honors in Virginia on the field before returning home to play for the Raiders as a junior and senior. His senior season saw the Raiders make the OHSAA Division I playoffs for the first time as he posted 81 receptions for 1,000 yards and 11 touchdowns. He then played at Northwestern University from 2002-2005, helping the Wildcats reach multiple bowl games while earning All-Big Ten honors and ending his career as the fourth all-time leader in receptions and fifth all-time in receiving yards.
After college, Philmore signed with the Chicago Bears (2006-2009) before starting his coaching career. He has seen stops in India and Poland than in college at West Virginia Wesleyan, Dayton, and Eastern Illinois.
Today, he talks about his philosophy of working with young men. Also gave some clues as to what to expect from him. He mentions the importance of culture and explains his. We hope you enjoy this excellent interview.