Boyne City Begins New Era with Suttle
BOYNE CITY – A new era officially kicked off Monday at Boyne City as Dave Suttle begins settling in as a first-year head coach.
A 2000 Boyne City graduate, Suttle helped start Boyne City’s youth program from 2001-03 before signing on with the Rambler JV program as an assistant in 2004. Suttle became the JV offensive coordinator in 2008 and served in that capacity until 2017 when he took over as an offensive assistant with the varsity program.
“Very excited, it’s been left in good shape and we’re excited to get going,” Suttle said. “I graduated from here, and I’ve known all these kids since they were knee high just little pop warner kids running around and we’re real excited for the season.”
Suttle replaces longtime coach David Hills, who announced his resignation last November after 16 seasons. The Ramblers amassed a 125-45 record under Hills and captured three district championships (2001, 2014, 2015), two regional titles (2001, 2014), a pair of conference championships and made 14 postseason bids.
Despite losing a legend, the Ramblers are excited for their future with Suttle.
“It was just such a blast to see the new ways we’re going to try stuff this year and keep it about everyone here and just have fun with it. That’s something I’m really excited to be a part of,” Boyne City senior Max Vondra said.
Boyne City welcomes in Essexville Garber on Thursday, Aug. 29.