New Richmond High School announced the hiring of two varsity head coaches following a March 19 Board of Education approval. Scott Herman officially became the next head football coach and Chris Malotke was named the girls’ varsity soccer coach.
New Richmond announced on March 13 that they had hired Scott Herman as the school’s new football coach to replace Dan Scholz pending the Board of Education’s approval. When that approval came down at the March 19 meeting of the board, Herman officially became Scholz’s replacement.
“I am happy to announce Scott Herman as the next football coach at New Richmond High School,” New Richmond Superintendent Adam Bird said in a statement. “Coach Herman is a graduate of Mount Saint Joseph and former team captain.
“I am very confident that he will continue the tradition at NRHS of producing teams and student-athletes that excel in the classroom, on the field, and in the community.”
Scholz coached his last season at New Richmond last year as the Lions went 8-2 overall and 4-0 in the Southern Buckeye Conference to win the American Division. Scholz was named the Coach of the Year in the conference. He has accepted a job to become the head coach at Oak Hills High School.
Herman, a Loveland native, brings 14 years of coaching experience to the Lions, which he has accumulated over the years in both in Ohio and in Texas.
Herman has spent the last six years as an assistant coach at Montgomery High School in Montgomery, Texas.
Prior to moving his family to Texas, Herman held coaching positions at Little Miami, Colerain and Loveland. He coached at Little Miami for four years, two of those as head coach, Colerain for two years and at Loveland for a year under Chuck Warden who will return to New Richmond next season for a sixth year as offensive coordinator.
Herman met with the team late last week to introduce himself, some of his methods and ideas and let them know how much he is looking forward to becoming their coach.
“I’m excited to be here,” Herman said to the group of returning players that had gathered. “You guys are going to get everything from me. This is my passion and what I feel like I was born to do is coach.”
Herman, who has four young children, decided that New Richmond was the place for him because he wanted his kids to go to school in the same community that he was coaching in.
As far as strategy, Herman said that the Lions will be playing the same defensive scheme that they had been, but with some of Herman’s added twists. On the offensive side of the ball, New Richmond will play they same way.
Herman said he is excited about the work ethic that he had both heard about and seen in the weight room and he can’t wait to get to work.
As for Malotke, he was an all-city soccer player at Mariemont High School and a two-year varsity player at Hanover College.
Previous to joining the New Richmond coaching ranks, Malotke was a varsity assistant at Bethel and a junior varsity coach at Mount Notre Dame.
He has served as a board member for the Northwest Clermont County Soccer Association for Youth (NWCCSAY) and he is also certified United States Soccer Federation (USSF) official.