By Chris Chaney
New Richmond High School is looking for a new varsity football coach following the departure of Scott Herman.
Herman addressed the team last week and told them that he would be leaving at the end of the school year to go back to Montgomery, Texas where he had been coaching for six years prior to taking the New Richmond job.
“I will be the assistant head football coach and defensive coordinator,” Herman said. “Previously, I was just the defensive coordinator.”
During his season at the helm, Herman led the Lions to an even 5-5 record and a fourth-place finish in the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division. New Richmond won their last three games of the season.
Herman succeeded Dan Scholz who left New Richmond to coach at Oak Hills High School.
Heading back to a familiar setting, Herman said he had no plans to stay at New Richmond for only one season, but with how things worked out, the move is the best thing for his family.
“I wasn’t looking to get out of New Richmond or applying for jobs or anything like that,” Herman said. “The head coach that I used to work for (at Montgomery High School) for six years called me up and talked about the possibility of me coming back.
“They put a financial package together for me and I went down there for a day and spoke to them and felt like that was the best decision for me and my family.”
During his season at New Richmond, Herman made a good connection with the school and community, which Herman said he would miss.
“I think the tradition at New Richmond and the community and how important football is to so many people in this community (will be what I remember about New Richmond),” Herman said. “I think that they have great kids and a great administration. It was a job that I really liked and challenged me, but this opportunity came along and I felt like there was no way that I could pass it up for myself and my family.
“I’ve enjoyed my time (at New Richmond). I was only here a year, which is a little odd, but the people I got close to and the people I was able to build a relationship with, I’ll miss those people.”
Herman will finish out the school year, fulfilling his teaching duties as the physical education teacher and will start at Montgomery High School at the beginning of the 2013-14 school year.
“The search begins today for Scott Herman’s replacement,” New Richmond Exempted Village School District Superintendent Adam Bird said in a statement.
New Richmond has issued a job notice for the head varsity football coach, noting that teaching positions may be available.