Less than a year after retiring as Mentor's head coach, Steve Trivisonno will be back on the sideline.
According to John Kampf of The News-Herald, Trivisonno has accepted a job as the new offensive coordinator at Hilliard Bradley High School in Central Ohio, where two of his daughters teach in junior high.
"I didn't intend to do this. I had zero intentions," Trivisonno told Kampf. "But it's been a crazy year. Coach (Mike) Loparo asked me if I wanted to come in and help them on the offensive staff, and I said, 'Sure, why not?'"
One of the most successful high school coaches in Northeast Ohio history, Trivisonno stepped down last November following 23 seasons as Mentor's head coach. In that span, he won 209 games while leading Mentor to 16 playoff appearances, including four state runner-ups.
"This is not an easy decision to find the ‘right time’ to go -- I’ve spent a lot of time saying I don't want to stay too long and I don’t want to leave too early,” Trivisonno said in a press release announcing his retirement in February 2019. “Throughout the years, I’ve worked with such great kids and parents and the coaching staff -- it has been an honor to watch our players grow and to see what they are able to accomplish as they venture out into the real-world. We’ll finish strong and then it’s time for me to move on -- but I will always be a supporter of Mentor Football and the students we’ve helped shape along the way.”