Tuesday morning, the Lexington Board of Education met and hired Taylor Gerhardt as their new football coach.

Gerhardt has spent the last two years as an assistant coach for the Minutemen.

The 43 year-old is a graduate of Malabar High School and went to college at Miami of Ohio.  He coached under Stan Jefferson at Mansfield Senior for five years and has spent time coaching at Lima Bath.

Gerhardt says he is excited to work with the kids and his staff on the upcoming season.