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Head Coach Marcus Wattley was the head coach for the Fighting Irish for two seasons. Before being named head coach, Marcus spent 10 years as an assistant coach, the defensive coordinator and the linebackers coach for the Fighting Irish.
Coach Wattley graduated from Copley High School in 2000. He was a three-year varsity letterman for the Indians, where he was a first team All Ohio linebacker in 1999 as a senior. Coach Wattley attended the University of Akron after high school. After playing football for a year, Wattley decided to join Coach Boarman on staff at Copley. When Coach Boarman took over as the Head Coach at St. Vincent-St. Mary in 2007, Wattley became his linebackers coach and then took over as the defensive coordinator in 2012.
In Coach Wattley's two seasons, the Irish finished went 17-9, qualifying for the OHSAA playoffs both seasons. In 2017, the Irish qualified for the Division II State Semi-Finals. Coach Wattley stepped down after the 2017 season to pursue a college coaching position at The Unviersity of Akron.