Stories tagged with: Chad Grandstaff

January 30, 2016 - 12:34am
1 week 17 hours ago

Five local athletes have been chosen to play in the 2016 Ohio High School Football Coaches Association North-South Classic, and two of the players will be lining up for a familiar coach.

Zanesville offensive tackle Tavian Butts and linebacker Leo Crosby are set to suit up for Blue Devil coach Chad Grandstaff in the Division I-III game. Grandstaff is the head coach of the South team, which also features Tri-Valley defensive lineman Hunter Polk.

The East Central Ohio League will be...

November 27, 2015 - 12:17am
10 weeks 1 day ago

The Zanesville Blue Devils had their fair share of ups and downs during the regular season, but the only direction this team has trended in the playoffs is up. WHIZ's Pat Chiesa examines how the Blue Devils have been able to step their game up when it matters most.

November 24, 2015 - 9:02pm
10 weeks 3 days ago

Zanesville takes a trip to the Final Four Friday for just the third time in history.

If that weren't enough pressure, winning on Friday would take them to the State Championship for the first time ever. So, what does a Blue Devil do to prepare for a game with that much on the line?

They eat a steak dinner with players who became friends, who became family and take the time to bond with those fellow teammates one final time before a night that none of them will forget.


November 20, 2015 - 12:12am
11 weeks 1 day ago

The Zanesville Blue Devils are playing for the regional championship and a trip to the state final four tonight in Athens. Pat Chiesa catches up with district co-defensive player of the year Leo Crosby and head coach Chad Grandstaff to talk about expectations and the Jackson Ironmen.

August 27, 2015 - 11:02pm
23 weeks 1 day ago

After finishing the 2014 season with a .500 record, the Zanesville Blue Devils are hoping for a major turnaround this season. For that to happen, head coach Chad Grandstaff and the Devils are taking a week by week approach to the 2015 season, with the ultimate goal being a post season appearance. Morgan Overbey has the story. 

August 27, 2015 - 4:36pm
23 weeks 1 day ago

 The Zanesville High School football team is starting their new season with an old tradition.

As a team bonding before the big home game against Newark this Friday, the team and coaches walked from the high school after practice to Honey Baked Ham on Maple Avenue for a "family meal".

"Someone in the community, a restaurant or a group, feeds us every Thursday. I started this about 8 years ago when I got the job and I did it at the school I was at previously. It...

August 1, 2015 - 11:10pm
26 weeks 6 days ago

The start of August means the start of practices for Ohio's fall sports teams. We caught up with Zanesville football coach Chad Grandstaff to discuss the arrival of two-a-days.

August 27, 2014 - 6:56pm
1 year 23 weeks ago

Zanesville marched all that way to the D2 state final four last season before losing to eventual state champ Loveland. The Blue Devils graduated plenty of experience, so it's up to this year's group to reload and prove that they are still a force to be reckoned with. J.T. Raymond has the story.

June 24, 2014 - 9:56pm
1 year 32 weeks ago

Muskingum County Gearing up for All-Star Game

In all-star games there is no sure way to predict what is going to happen. A group of players on the field together for the first time, it will be a test of will and skill.

Muskingum County head coach Chad Grandstaff and his squad are in the final stages of preparing for Friday night's game at White Field. The Muskingum County team lost a season ago and this year's group of seniors are looking to avenge that loss....

June 18, 2014 - 10:07pm
1 year 33 weeks ago

It is a game that marks the unofficial start to the football season, or at least it use to do that. The Muskingum Valley vs. Licking County All-Star game is always one last chance for the class of 2014 to show what they have on the football field.

This year the Muskingum Valley squad is loaded with talent across the board and are looking to avenge last years loss. Muskingum is led by Zanesville Head Coach Chad Grandstaff and his squad is full of Blue Devils who were apart of the...

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