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(This is something I wrote for my day job as a high school sports reporter for The Community Press papers owned by the Enquirer.  Withrow is one of the schools I cover and this appeared in the Eastern Hills Journal.)

Doc Gamble has resigned from Withrow High School as head football coach and will begin work at the University of Cincinnati Friday, June 17, as an offensive quality control coach.

The position is not an on-field job, but as with most college positions, change is routine.

"I've got all 10 toes back in the door now," Gamble said. "I know 'X's and O's', but I've always been intrigued by the computer stuff and the technology. I'm able to learn that here and if I'm ever asked a question, I might be able to give them a little input."

Gamble previously coached in college at East Carolina and the College of Mount St. Joseph. He was with the ECU Pirates in 2002 under then-coach Steve Logan and at MSJ prior to that in 2000-2001. His record at Withrow was 53-19. He also coached at Fairfield for one year and was 1-9.

"It's just getting up to speed on everything," Gamble said of his return to the college ranks. "There's some inside stuff that's fairly new, so I'll be getting acquainted with that. High school coaches are sometimes the last to get up on the technology stuff and I'll be able to get things first-hand now."

(Scott Springer/Staff-- Doc Gamble (center) has left Withrow High School to join the staff at the University of Cincinnati as Offensive Quality Control coach, an off-field position. With Gamble in Feburary are Willie Mills (left) who signed with Georgetown College and Brandon Mitchell (right) who signed with the UC Bearcats.)

Withrow defensive lineman Brandon Mitchell was a UC recruit this past February and will join the incoming freshman soon in workouts.

Withrow Athletic Director Darren Braddix was on his way to a national track meet with his Tiger squad June 16 and said he would hold comment on Gamble's replacement until his return.

Antonio Davis coached Withrow during Gamble's one season away in 2008 and Gamble hopes he gets serious consideration.

"We had a good meeting," Gamble said. "I gave them a list of names. Hopefully, Antonio Davis can slide back in there. The entire staff is going to stay intact. When I left before, half the guys went with me to Fairfield and the other half stayed. This time around everyone's committed to staying to try and keep that thing going."

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