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Hillsboro football moves assistant, alumnus Sucharski up to head coach

The Hillsboro Hawks will have a new face leading their football program.

Former assistant coach Bill Sucharski was officially elevated to the head coach job Thursday night.

Sucharski is a graduate of Hillsboro High School and has spent the last decade as an assistant coach for the Hawks.

He says it’s a dream come true to take on this role at his alma mater.

Sucharksi spent 3 years as head coach for the Herculaneum Blackcats prior to taking an assistant position at Hillsboro.

He says his style of football is a physical one on both sides of the ball.

The Hawks should have no problem being a ground-and-pound team offense under Sucharski in 2020.

Running back Jaxin Patterson burst on to the scene as a freshman with over 1,300 yards rushing and 15 touchdowns last season to earn all-conference honors and a spot on the Regional Radio Dream Team.

Sucharski says he’s been fortunate to coach a lot of great players like Patterson and hopes for more to come through Hillsboro.

Hillsboro went 4-7 under head coach Lee Freeman last season but did finish 3-1 in the MAFC Red division and earned a share of the conference championship.

You can hear a full interview with new Hawks head coach Bill Sucharski by clicking play below.

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