The Saline Athletic Department is excited to announce the hiring of Joe Palka as the new Varsity Head Football Coach. Coach Palka takes over the Hornet Program after coaching at Toledo Whitmer the last six seasons. The last two seasons coach Palka has led the Whitmer football program to Ohio’s Final Four.
Coach Palka was previously an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at EMU. He lettered at EMU three times (1984-1986) and started in 27 games for EMU.
Coach Palka’s previous head coaching experience includes Summerfield (1988-1990), Toledo Catholic Central (1990-1994), St. Joseph College (1995), and Bryan (1996-1998).
Joe will serve as assistant athletic director and assistant principal.
Joe and his wife Kaleen have three children: Emileen, Tyler, and Jeb.