AKRON, Ohio - Valley native Tim Tyrrell holds the record for the fastest 40 yard dash by tight ends at Youngstown State University.
He's was a member on three of the Penguins national championship teams in the 90s and now he's taking the same tenacity he played with and turning it to coaching.
Tyrrell has been tapped to lead Akron Archbishop Hoban's football program.
Tyrell has spent the past five years in Florida at Chaminade- Madonna College Prep winning 39 games.
In 2009 he was named the South Florida coach of the year and his team played in the state semi-finals that season.
Prior to that Tyrrell coached at Louisville St. Thomas Aquinas.
His coaching career began at Youngstown State working with tight ends.
His task, turning around a program that has three wins in the past two years.