Prep football: Monroe approves Mason assistant Faulk as new head coach

Barak Faulk received school-board approval as Monroe High School’s new head football coach Monday night.

The 1991 Monroe graduate has been coaching for more than two decades, most recently as the defensive coordinator at Mason. He’s also coached at Monroe, Hamilton, Northwest and Preble Shawnee.

Faulk replaces Bill Leach, who resigned after five seasons and an 18-33 record at the helm.

“Barak is a dynamic leader both in the classroom and on the football field who places a tremendous amount of pride in developing the student-athletes that he coaches into well-rounded students, athletes and members of their community,” Monroe athletic director Eric Silverman said. “I couldn’t be more excited to welcome Coach Faulk to our staff and look forward to the future of our football program under his leadership.”

Faulk, who lives in Monroe, said he’s humbled to be the head coach at his alma mater.

“I’m excited to help these young men become leaders in our community by giving them opportunities to improve as men of high character, develop into highly goal-oriented student-athletes and cherish the tradition of Monroe and their place in that tradition,” Faulk said.

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