Former Methodist University and high school assistant Jon Sherman will be the next head football coach of East Chapel Hill's Wildcats. He has been handling the day-to-day operations of the Wildcat program since Bill Renner announced at the end of the state playoffs that he was stepping down after three years at East.
Former Methodist University and local high school assistant Jon Sherman will be the next head football coach of East Chapel Hill's Wildcats.
Sherman was confirmed for the post at East Chapel Hill by the school board Thursday night, said East Chapel Hill Athletics Director Ray Hartsfield.
Last year, Sherman served as an assistant under East Chapel Hill head coach Bill Renner. When Renner announced he was stepping down at the end of the season, Sherman took over most of the day-to-day operations for the Wildcat football program as the search for a full-time replacement advanced.
Sherman, a native of Naples, Fla., played four seasons in the Methodist football program, splitting time at wide receiver and tight end. He helped the Monarchs win the 2005 USA South Athletic Conference championship his senior year.
He was a four-time Academic All-Conference selection and was named a Methodist Senior Scholar Athlete.
A December 2005 graduate of Methodist with a bachelor's degree in political science and a minor in pre-law, Sherman was the wide receivers coach for two seasons at Fayetteville Jack Britt High School and helped the Buccaneers to two conference championships and an appearance to the 2008 NCHSAA state championship game.
Sherman joined the Methodist football staff in July 2009, serving as the wide receivers coach.
Bill Renner, who led the East Chapel Hill to its best regular-season finish in football since the school opened in 1996, is stepping down as head coach of the Wildcats. He met with the team after classes Monday to inform them of his decision.
East Chapel Hill had another good night passing the ball in its 35-28 win Monday night at Durham Riverside. With all the footballs flying at Linny Wrenn Stadium, it might be easy to overlook the improvement in the Wildcats' defense and special teams.
Bill Renner’s first appearance as the new football coach at East Chapel Hill was an unqualified success on Friday
“This is one of the most exciting days here in 14 years,” said
Ray Hartsfield, athletic director at ECH for most of the years since it
opened in 1996.