Seneca Valley Announces The Hiring of Joseph Rankin as Varsity Football Head Coach

Seneca Valley High School has announced the hiring of Joseph Rankin as the new varsity football coach. Rankin, who graduated from Seneca Valley in 2009, played professionally for four years, including a stint with the Cleveland Browns.

He has been defensive coordinator at the school for the last three years under Justin Sickeri, who he takes over for.

More from Seneca Valley High School Athletic Director, Jesse Irvin:

Introducing New Seneca Valley High School Football Coach

The Seneca Valley High School Athletic Department and Administration is pleased to announce the hiring of our new head football coach, Mr. Joseph Rankin. Coach Rankin is the fifth head coach in the storied history of Seneca Valley Football. Joe takes over the reins from Mr. Justin Sickeri.

Coach Rankin spent the last three seasons as the Defensive coordinator at Seneca Valley. Mr. Rankin, a Seneca Valley 2009 Graduate, played collegiately at Morgan State University, where he was a four‐year starter at defensive back and a two‐year team captain. While at Morgan State, he was ranked 2nd in all time interceptions in school history and was named 1st Team all MEAC. Mr. Rankin then played professionally from 2014‐2018.

Mr. Rankin comes highly recommended as a coach and teacher. He is dedicated to his student athletes and is great at developing relationships with all of his student athletes and students.

Most importantly, Coach Rankin is a leader who conducts himself with high moral and ethical integrity, earning the respect of everyone he meets.

We are extremely excited to introduce Joe as our next Head Varsity Football Coach. Please look for communication over the next few days regarding a player meeting and an online zoom parent/guardian meeting.

Jesse Irvin
Athletic Director
Seneca Valley High School

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