East Buchanan High School has hired it new head football coach as Dan Ritter will take over the Bulldog program.
Ritter comes to East Buchanan after serving as an assistant coach at Central High School in St. Joseph. He was the head freshmen coach for the Indians and varsity linebackers coach.
Ritter is a St. Joseph native as he graduated from Lafayette High School and then played football at Missouri Western State University. Ritter finished up in 2012 at MWSU and was a back-up linebacker on the Griffons 2012 MIAA championship team as he played in all 14 games.
Ritter will take over for Kevin Bryan, who announced his retirement in January after 13 years at East Buchanan. Bryan won multiple district championships and guided the Bulldogs to two state semifinal appearances in 2015 and 2017. East Buchanan went 4-7 this past season and they finished 2-5 in the KCI.