Copley High School removes Mark Dente as boys, girls basketball coach

The Copley-Fairlawn school district notified families Friday that Mark Dente is no longer the coach of Copley High School’s boys and girls basketball programs.

In the email, obtained by the Akron Beacon Journal, Copley Athletic Director Andy Jalwan doesn’t explain Dente’s sudden departure. District officials couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.

Jalwan said he and Copley High School Principal Eric Smith informed players of the coaching decision Friday.

“This morning, Mr. Eric Smith and I met with the students on the boys and girls basketball teams at the high school,” Jalwan wrote in the email. “We informed our students that Coach Dente will not be returning as a coach for either the boys or girls basketball programs and that this change is effective immediately. We would like to thank Coach Dente for his commitment and dedication to our school district.

Leave a Comment