Mike Sherman has coached under the bright lights at the NFL level, but this fall, he’ll do his work under Friday night lights.
The former Green Bay Packers coach has agreed to be the new head coach at Nauset Regional High School on Cape Cod in Eastham, Mass. In addition to his time with the Packers, Sherman most recently served as Miami Dolphins offensive coordinator and also was the head coach at Texas A&M for four seasons.
“I felt after Miami I couldn’t put my family through another move,” Sherman told the Cape Cod Times. “My wife Karen has put up with a lot in regard to my career and was happy to have unpacked her last box. We’ve been coming here almost every summer over the last 30-plus years as a family so we felt this was a natural fit for us to call Cape Cod home.”
The biggest issue about taking on the new challenge, the 60-year-old said, was making sure he could commit to the job even with the reduced hours (at least compared to an NFL gig).
“It took me a while to pull the trigger,” Sherman told the paper. “It hasn’t been an easy decision because I wanted to make sure I was all 100 percent in. The kids deserve that from their coach. I’ve loved coaching in the NFL and college for the last 33 years, but I am definitely looking forward to working with the kids at Nauset.”
The Norwood, Mass., native spent six seasons as head coach of the Packers, leading Green Bay to a 57-39 record. The Packers won 10 games four times and 12 games two times in his time there, but Green Bay won only two playoff games under Sherman and never advanced beyond the NFC divisional round.
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