Capital University, Columbus, Ohio, is Brian Mazzaro’s choice of where he will further his education and continue his athletic career.
The New Richmond High senior will major in business and/or environmental science and he will play football.
“It’s a nice school and has a nice campus and nice football facilities,” said Mazzaro. “Capital has good programs for what I’m going to school for.”
The Lion athletic standout played football four years (three varsity letters), basketball four years (three letters), and baseball two years (one letter). He was a Southern Buckeye Conference American Division and all-city all-star on the gridiron and he received the football Lions Award as voted upon by his teammates.
A trio of football games standout as highlights of his high school athletic career.
"We beat Greenville this year by an extra point in the state playoffs," he said. "Last year we lost to Western Brown and we could have made the playoffs if we had won. It was the biggest crowd I've ever played in front of. . . my sophomore year we beat Western Brown and we weren't supposed to win."
Several people have been instrumental in his success.
He said, "My mom and dad (Vickie and Jeff Mazzaro) always stuck with me and influenced me. They always drove me to places. . . coach (Dan) Scholz came to New Richmond and got the football program on the right track. He pushed me to do things I didn't think I could do. . . My teammates and friends made things worthwhile for me."
"I couldn't be more proud to have Brian represent our football program at Capital University. Brian has worked very hard to become a good player and I have the confidence that he will go to Capital and work to become a successful student as well as a successful football player. Brian is an overachiever and I am happy for him," said Dan Scholz, New Richmond head football coach.
His senior year, Mazzaro caught 11 passes for 206 yards and six touchdowns. He carried the ball nine times for 106 yards.