Whitehall High School’s extensive nationwide search for a new varsity head football coach included candidates from football-rich states like Florida and Texas, but ended up with a district teacher who played high school and college football in Michigan.
At Monday night’s board of education meeting, Tony Sigmon was introduced as the new head of the Viking football program.
“Again, it is very, very humbling to have a position like this offered to a person that’s really my age. A lot of time I look at this as something so humbling it’s hard to put in words,” said the 28-year-old, who was hired as a middle school art teacher this fall.
“This place has so much potential as a football program and from a person who has been able to play high school football in Michigan and has been able to move to Florida and coach it and come back to such a wonderful community, it’s exciting to both myself and my wife. I’d also like to thank both Dale and Jerry for going ahead and moving forward with the approval that the committee decided with.”
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