Linden-McKinley
STEM Academy
Linden McKinley Football Coaching Staff

 Jason Ryan- Head Coach 

Coach Ryan is in his third year as the head varsity football
coach and history teacher at Linden McKinley STEM Academy after eight years as
an assistant at St. Charles Preparatory High School, where he served in many
roles--most recently, Co-Defensive Coordinator. During his tenure at St.
Charles, Coach Ryan helped coordinate the defenses on two playoff qualifying
teams (2010 & 2013--only the fourth and fifth playoff appearances in school
history) and coached seven division one scholarship athletes. The 2013 Cardinal
football team also won the Central Catholic League Championship for the first
time in 51 years. A 2003 graduate of St. Charles, Coach Ryan was a three year
varsity letter winner with the Cardinals, a player on the 2000 & 2002
playoff qualifying teams, and a recipient of both Captain and All District
honors on the 2002 team. He earned a B.A. in History from The Ohio State
University in 2007. Since 2008, he has taught US History and been an assistant
varsity basketball coach at St. Charles, who in 2014-15 won the CCL
Championship for the first time in 20 years. 

Pearse O'Grady- Asst. Coach 
 
Coach O'Grady is in his 14th year of coaching football, third at Linden McKinley.  In his 14 years he has coached Wide Receivers, Outside Linebackers, Offensive and Defensive Lines, Quarterbacks and Defensive Backs.  He is a 2003 graduate of St. Charles and a 1999 graduate of St. Timothy.  He coached 9 seasons of outdoor Track and Field, 6 seasons of indoor Track and Field, 3 seasons of Basketball at St. Charles and ran an 8th Grade Weightlifting Program for 7 years.  In his spare time Coach O'Grady enjoys spending time with his friends and large extended family, watching the Cleveland Browns(Super Bowl this year no doubt), and mud run 5ks.  He and his Boxer Pit, Cinci, live in north Columbus.
 
 
Tyler Strine Asst. Football: Running Backs/Inside Linebackers
 
Coach Strine is entering his third year with Linden McKinley. Tyler graduated from Columbus
State Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Exercise Science and
earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from Capital University
Bachelor’s.
Coach Strine Interned as a Strength and Conditioning Assistant at Northwestern
University, Evanston, Illinois. While at Northwestern, Tyler worked with
athletes from various Olympic sports with a primary focus on Football
Performance. Previously, Tyler coached football while serving in the United
States Air Force at Ramstein Air Base, Germany in addition to coaching youth
football while stationed at Macdill Air Force Base, Tampa, Florida.
 
 
Steve Holmes Asst. Football- Offensive/Defensive Line

Coach Holmes is entering his 10th year coaching football at Linden McKinley. Coach Holmes also serves as the Head Wrestling Coach for the past 5 seasons and also the Head Softball Coach for the last 6 seasons. Steve is a proud Graduate of the Columbus City Schools. After graduating from Columbus MoHawk, Steve played football at Ohio University. Coach Holmes has a passion to GIVING BACK TO OUR GREATEST GIFT----OUR CHILDREN.  Coach Holmes enjoys Power Lifting and motivational speaking. He resides in Columbus.

Principal - Mr. Duane Bland
614-365-5583  |   1320 Duxberry Ave. Columbus, OH 43211
lindenmckinleyhs@columbus.k12.oh.us
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