Tinora hires Becker to lead the Rams

JEWELL – As first reported by Lynn Groll of Black Swamp Football, the Rams have their new gridiron coach for the upcoming season.

The Northeastern Local School Board held a special board meeting Tuesday morning, approving the hiring of Eric Becker as the next football coach of the Tinora Rams.

Becker will take over, and look to maintain and build upon one of the more consistent programs in the area. Over the past two decades, the Rams have gone 106-37 since 2000, including GMC titles in 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2021.

Over that same timeframe, the Rams have been to the OHSAA playoffs 13 times, 2021, 2020, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2010, 2009, 2007, 2006, 2004, 2003, 2002

Eric Becker takes over for interim coach Jeff Schliesser and will become the 10th coach in Tinora football history.

Tinora’s coaching history is below:
Flannigan 1974-75 – record 5-4
Neuwirth 1976-79 – 10-26
Kiefer 1980-81 – 1-19
Clinker 1982-83 – 4-16
Graher 1984-88 – 21-29
Eicher 1989-93 – 33-17
Anderson 1994-97 – 27-14
Krouse 1998-2022 – 182-87
Schliesser 2022 (interim) 4-2

Becker is a 1998 Tinora graduate and a 1997 DIV V All-Ohio defensive lineman.

Coach Becker served as an assistant under former Rams head coach Kenny Krouse.

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Below is the 2023 Tinora Rams football schedule.

The Rams will be adding Archbold and Otsego to the upcoming season. Wauseon and Lima Central Catholic fall off the schedule.

Look back at the 2022 Rams football season: (click for review)

Tinora Athletic Boosters winter fundraiser is here with four FANTASTIC prizes below:

🚨Win up to $6,500💰

🎟️Sold at all Tinora varsity home games, contact a booster or message on Twitter or Facebook for tickets, or stop by the Okolona Tavern for some great wings, an ice-cold drink, and get some tickets.

Venmo is available – see below


Tickets are $10 each or 6 for $50

💰1st prize $3000

💸2nd prize $2000

🫰3rd $1000

💵4th $500

Anyone can win, from anywhere. 🤷

**Need not be present to win**

💰Venmo us and we’ll get the ticket to you🎟️

Booster President Jason Lieb – @Jason-Lieb-57

Booster Trustee – @Keith-Brown-271

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Email with any questions:

Email Jason at: alieb@bright.net

Email Keith at: tinorasportslive@gmail.com

Drawing after 2000 tickets are sold, hopefully this spring – Drawing live on Facebook –

**Need not be present to win**

Proceeds will help with the new turf project at Tinora High School.

Contributions in the past were used for dirt on the softball diamond, a shooting gun for the basketball programs, uniforms for basketball, the new weight room, road signs for the Championships, Hudl subscriptions, and much more.

Please help us support all the sports Programs at Tinora.🐏💚

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