NAME: Ben Coffaro
SCHOOL: Elder High School
GRADUATING YEAR: 2011
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: Team captain senior year; team MVP junior year
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5’9”- 185 lbs.
PARENTS: John & Joanne
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: Jon “Rat” Rieder
FUTURE GOAL: Ohio state championship
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Returning as running back for Elder is senior team captain Ben Coffaro, who last season rambled for 1,124 yards (14 TDs) plus had 536 receiving yards (4 TDs) on the way to being named team MVP. Ben was also a key member of the 13-2 Panther squad in 2008 that was Ohio state runners-up. Ben started strong this season, too. In a victory over Winton Woods, he notched 90 yards rushing, 137 yards (2 TDs) receiving plus set a school record with a 98-yard kickoff return for a score. His efforts have been recognized with numerous honors, including as a junior being named 1ST team GCL South, 1st team all-city (Enquirer), 1st team SWO district, and 2nd team All-Ohio. Also a good baseball player and academic honors student active in community service, Ben’s favorite athlete is Joey Votto, favorite movie is The Dark Knight, favorite book is The Great Gatsby and most-like-to-meet is NFLer Ray Rice.
Coach’s Quote – “Ben has become exactly what we want our student-athletes to strive for…the hardest worker, the best student, and the most respectful person one can be.” – Doug Ramsey, Football Coach
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