WARREN, OH- The next chapter in John F. Kennedy Catholic School football begins today. After meeting with our team this morning, Mr. Joseph Kenneally, President, announces that Mr. Damon Buente has been selected as the Head Varsity Football Coach. He says, “I am thrilled that Damon will take the reins of the Kennedy Football Program. A number of talented coaches applied for this position and, ultimately, we believe Coach Buente is the person to guide our program into the future. I appreciate the fact that he has an established relationship with our players and program continuity for our team was critical in our decision process. Coach Buente will continue our proud tradition of teaching players to be leaders of courage, integrity, and dedication on the field and in the classroom.”

Coach Buente has 11 years of varsity experience as a strength conditioning coach, offensive coordinator, and coaching both sides of the ball during his career at both Canfield and Western Reserve High Schools. Since 2014 he has also coached Track as an assistant and head coach at Western Reserve and most recently joined the 2022 Kennedy Football staff as a Varsity Assistant Coach and 2023 Assistant Track Coach. Coach Buente says of his appointment, “I am forever grateful for the mentorship and guidance that Coach Prologo gave to me and my peers. While growing up, I gave him every reason to give up on me as a player and he never did. How lucky I am to pick up the torch at a program like JFK. I’m very fortunate and excited to get to work with our team.”

Coach Buente is a 2012 graduate of Miami University and has taught both high school and junior high at Western Reserve Local Schools since 2014. He serves as a member of the District Autism Awareness Team and Trauma Informed Care Team.

Questions can be directed to President Joseph Kenneally at 330-369-1804 or [email protected].