Keith Herring, former head coach of Hazelwood West High School's football program, has been named head football coach of Brentwood High School.
Herring was head coach at Hazelwood West from 2005-10, where he coached teams to three 7-3 seasons. In 2008, his team shared in the Suburban North conference championship with Hazelwood Central High School. Herring's resume includes 24 years of teaching and coaching experience with stints as offensive and defensive coordinators for his teams.
Herring released the following statement in a news release:
“I look forward to working in the Brentwood School District and am committed to continuing the winning football tradition. The Brentwood football program has experienced a great deal of success during the last few years and it is my goal to build upon this success while stressing academics, character, respect, responsibility and relationship building skills in all my students and athletes. I am committed to helping young men become leaders and role models in their community and family while demonstrating the characteristics and values they learned from participating in our football program.”
Herring holds a master's degree in sport science from United States Sports Academy and a bachelor's degree in education from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
Herring takes the post left vacant by Scott Surgener's move to Pine Ridge High School in Deltona, FL, where he took a coaching position.
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