Canfield high school officially has its new head football coach.

Joe Ignazio was officially hired at a special school board meeting Wednesday.

21 Sports reported a couple of weeks ago Ignazio was in line to be named the Cardinals new coach.

Superintendent Joe Knoll expressed confidence in the selection. " Coach Ignazio checks all the boxes as the right fit for the position. With his educational background, coaching experience with the Canfield program and years of serving as a head coach, we believe he'll lead our program to new heights."

Ignazio has eight years of coaching experience at Boardman and has been an assistant for the Cardinals the past two seasons.