Robert Moynihan, who spent the last five seasons as head football coach at Zion-Benton High School, will now take over as head coach at Harlem High School.

The school board approved the hiring of Moynihan on Monday night. He will replace Jim Morrow, who stepped down after 15 years leading the Huskies.

In four seasons with the Zee-Bees, Moynihan compiled a 15-22 mark, however this past fall, Zion-Benton finished 5-5 and gained its first playoff berth since 2003.

During his time at Zion-Benton, Moynihan was involved in some controversy when he received $70,000 for settling a lawsuit he filed against four school board members who tried to fire him in 2017.

The lawsuit claimed that then-board member Linda Powell had pressured Moynihan to play her son more. When he didn’t, she  attempted to have him fired. For more on the lawsuit, click here.

Under Morrow, Harlem went 101-51. The Huskies never won a NIC-10 title, but they reached the playoffs every year under his watch except 2006 and 2007.


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