Mike Sherman steps down as HS Football Coach

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Former Green Bay Packers head coach Mike Sherman is stepping down after two seasons as the head coach of Nauset High School (Eastham, MA).

The Boston Globe is reporting that the 62-year old Sherman stepped-down because he believes that the program should be led by a coach who is also a teacher at the school.

Sherman told the newspaper, ““I always believed that it was best that the head coach be in the school full time, where he could see the kids every day. You need to be able to recruit the players in the hallways.”

Sherman, who is a Massachusetts native, took-over at Nauset in 2015.  In his first year, Sherman’s team finished 1-10.  Last season, the Warriors were 3-8.

Sherman had this to say to the newspaper about his time at Nauset, “I’ve had a lot of memorable experiences in my coaching career; Nauset was one of them. We had a lot of fun. I would have come back if we didn’t find the right coach.”

The Boston Globe is reporting that Nauset Regional has hired Bruce Strunk to be the team’s new head coach. Strunk comes to the Massachusetts school after nine years as the head coach at Howard High School (Ellicott City, MD).  Strunk was 72-29 at Howard.

Sherman served as the head coach of the Packers from 2000 through 2005.  His lifetime record in the NFL was 61-47.  He also coach at the college level at Texas A&M from 2008 to 2011.

Sherman’s coaching career began at the high school level in 1978 as the head coach at Stamford High in Connecticut.  He then spent two seasons as the head coach at Worcester Academy in Massachusetts from 1979 through 1980.



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