THS names Steinmetz as next football coach

TORRINGTON – Torrington High School Athletic Director Dave Plendl announced Friday morning that long-time Blazer assistant coach Russell Stienmetz will be the next head coach of the THS football program. 

Stienmetz replaces outgoing coach Mark Lenhardt, who is taking over the reins at Rock Springs High School.

Stienmetz has severed as an assistant coach for the Blazer program for 12 seasons.

“We have to think about the players. Having them be able to keep the same terminology because I plan to use a lot of the same terminology, if not all the same terminology, therefore, there is continuity for those kids," Stienmetz said. "The more continuity, the more repetition, the more confidence they will have on Friday nights.”

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